stone harbor!

We have been quite lucky to have been invited back for the third summer in a row to hang with friends at their family’s beach house in Stone Harbor! The kids, especially my boys, just have the best time doing all the things with those Scheffey boys! Fishing and crabbing, jumping into the bay and digging in the sand, all the beach things! The first day we didn’t get there as early as I would have liked, looking at you Philly traffic! But we got to hit the beach and swim in the bay before a sunset cruise! Lots of good sky!!

lena girl is eight!!

We are just party party party these days! Right after Letty’s friends left we headed right on over to my sister’s for Lena’s birthday party. Apparently the beginning of August is the time to be born! There was good food and a beautiful cake and of course gifts and singing! And lots of cousin play time!

Oh Lena you are just the sweetest and kindest girl. I love hearing all your thoughts on all the things! I hope you feel the love each and every day! 

letty’s friend birthday party

Oh some of these ladies have been coming to celebrate Letty year after year and it is so nice to see them all together still! Missing a few, but still! They swam as we tend to do during the summer and of course had lots of popsicles and snacks before singing and cupcakes… and then pretzels from the newest shop in our town! And presents! These girls know Letty so well and she loved every single thing! Thank you to all who could come out and celebrate Letty! She loves her friends!! 

a second crab boil…

Because we just can’t help ourselves. The first one was such a big hit and Matt did say he would do one every week so I guess twice in a summer we should consider ourselves lucky! With our hectic schedules?! Matt added clams this time per request… the kids were working on some sort of movie most of the evening so we barely saw them other when they surfaced for food but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing because then we got an adult swim! Of course once the sun went down the glow sticks came out! As one does! A solid summer day! As as it happened, my birthday! They brought me gluten free Tandycake and an ice cream cake. The best!

a family party…

For those who could make it, that is. The other night after Letty’s big day of doing big things we had our family over to celebrate her. A little swim, some lasagna soup (the birthday girl’s choice on a hot August day), cake and singing and of course presents! These gifts are no longer toys but big girl things…. A pencil pouch or art supplies… a watch and a huge pizza floatie…a giant L light. I am sure I’m missing some but my point was her interests have changed and it makes me sad. She’s such a cool kid though! Thank you all for celebrating her! She feels so loved!