Middle Daughter comes home from a slumber party at my Mom's
We do some stamping to steampunk a plain kite. It's very last minute
Because we are about to head out the door. Molly is not pleased, because she is staying home.
I try a selfie in the vanity mirror, but Middle Daughter photobombs it.
We drive until we get to the island.
I don't know that I've ever seen anything growing on a palm tree.
We drive through and get some lunch.
DH always parks around the corner.
Hello kitty. (Not ours)
Up the steps.
The Boy brings up the rear.
We drop off our stuff and eat quickly...
...because we have to change clothes for the beach.
I'm still surprised every time I see the Pleasure Pier. In my head, there is supposed to be a hotel there.
I do love the crab.
I don't remember the last time I saw a green flag. The water is very very flat today.
We unload the kites
The Boy carries the bag.
The beach side of the seawall
Our new pirate kite is very cool.
Kites for everyone!
Husband and Middle Daughter have to do some tricky maneuvering to prevent a collision. The wind is very unpredictable.
The Boy flies the pirate kite
The kraken kite chases the pirate kite
With inevitable results
The Boy decides to hang out on the jetty
It's not very crowded today
Stepping over all the cracks is tricky business
My octopus and I stop to smell the flowers
Middle Daughter jumps off things
And makes goofy shadows
Husband tries his hand at the pirate kite
Middle Daughter tries to climb up the seawall
But decides it's too hard
There is a lull in the wind, so we hit the picnic basket
Have some cantelope!
The kites are in the sun, so I borrow The Boy's hat and Middle Daughter's sunglasses.
Making friends with the gulls
And then a wedding happens, so we try to be quiet during the ceremony and not photobomb them with kites
We watch the gulls, and they watch us
There are lots of jellyfish this time of year
Middle Daughter wants to touch one
The Boy has a snack
The shadows are getting long, so we head back up the seawall. I've always thought this monument was creepy.
Second bathroom selfie of the day. I am very windblown.
Husband watches TV while I do some facebooking. Look! I have a smartphone now!
No, he hasn't fallen down the stairs, he's just hanging out in the courtyard.
I hang out with him for a bit and take some pictures before the sun goes down.
I love this door.
And the old brick
Husband starts dinner, then realizes he forgot to bring taco seasoning, so I brown the meat while he runs to the store
He returns victorious from hunting and gathering
As soon as she is done eating, Middle Daughter decides she is very tired
So not long after, she hits the sack
The Boy stays up for a while
I realize I am also very tired, so I take the day off and head to bed.