Emerson and the boys...the cousins had a fantastic time playing together
Sharpening sticks with "knives" (aka smaller sticks) for roasting marshmallows
Hmmm...I wonder if Emerson used bats in this way before playing with my weapon loving boys. As Mike says, "When you are a boy, anything can be turned into a gun."
The mamas and the cousins...hiding in the bellies are Mr. Benaiah James (32 wks) and Miss ??? (29 wks). More cousins = more fun!!!
Elijah reading Berenstain Bears stories to the gang
We spent one morning at the beach. It was about 63 degrees and windy and the beach was deserted for miles except for the occasional bundled up walker and die hard surfers. The water was numbingly cold, but we went in anyhow. We only wore shorts and t-shirts because it was about 73 degrees away from the water. We forgot sunblock for the first hour or so and received the beginnings of our yearly farmer tans. But, it was a blast!