Monday, July 15, 2013

Maine 2013

Last week was the busiest week ever for us! We went to Maine, celebrated Maggie's 2nd birthday and brought our new puppy Lucy home. It was a whirlwind, but we made lots of wonderful memories. Our friends rent a house in Wells, ME and invited us to come spend some time with them at the beach. We stayed in a hotel but spent the days playing and adventuring with them.

My kids love the ocean. All three of them run right into the water whenever we go. It was all I could do to get sunscreen on them the first day before they took off and got all sandy and wet. The days can get long with little ones, but fortunately we had our friend's house to take breaks in when someone needed a rest or nap. It was a hit or miss weather week, but we didn't care. We enjoyed the beach in the sun, the clouds and the rain!

Early morning wake up call! Thank goodness our kids travel really well (even when we dragged them out of bed).
Brayden and Braeden beach ready!

Strutting her stuff to the beach

Learning to boogie board

They tried to bury Roman

Maggie wanted to get buried too!


Beach version of corn hole. This kept them busy for hours!


Snuggling before bed in the hotel

 Mini-golf is a must when on vacation

The best picture of all five kids.. (maybe next year)


Photo shoot on the beach at night


They jumped in waves until they couldn't feel their hands and feet!

Waiting to ride the wave!

Supervising the corn hole game

My beach beauty enjoying an oreo on her birthday

He slept like this through a downpour!
We had a great time! It went by quickly but the upside of having to come home was picking up Lucy the next day. I love making memories with my family and it's even more fun to do it with friends!


  1. Looks like such a great time! I love the beach corn hole. What a great idea!! And it sounds like you've been very busy - getting a puppy will keep you on your toes.

  2. How fun! I love the beach! I think I'm going to have to try the cornhole game with my kiddos the next time we go. It looks like a lot of fun!

  3. Yep, that corn hole game is just genius. It was so windy on our beach, everyone was playing bocci ball instead. Our boys were fascinated watching the games. Maggie is such a beach jealous of her hair! :-)