Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bill Baggs Beach

We haven't had a really good beach day in a while. Life is just too busy when you live this close to the beach and don't make it there! So I had Ruth play hookie from school on Friday and we headed out with our friends Tricia and Clarke and Grant--they move next week to Virginia, so this is their LAST beach day! It was pretty windy, but since that helped cut the heat, it was pretty perfect.
I have it down now so that Will carries a backpack and so does Ruthie and all I have to carry is one bag and my chair. And Molly and Will put their floaties on so I don't carry those. It's a really good system--I used to feel like I was lugging SOOOO many things, and now we get there and I just have one bag! Tricia said "I need a five year old!" haha.

We went to Bill Baggs because we have only gone to South Beach the past several times. There is always a lot more seaweed--it's a state park so they don't remove it for tourists like they do on other beaches, they let everything naturally live. It is still SUCH a beautiful beach though!

I love that truck. And that boy.

I sat in my chair and the kids dug and built and dug and built for four hours! Stopping for sandwiches in between. They worked up an appetite--this is the first time I hadn't packed enough food, I mean, they definitely weren't starving but Molly packed in two sandwiches! 

The water is always soooooo pretty! I didn't edit any of these pics!

It might be the last time we hit up Bill Baggs and I'm just hoping we find as lovely of beaches in Delray! 

Mothers Day

The Friday before Mother's Day Ruthie had Muffins for Moms day at school. It was adorable--she was SOOOO excited! My lovely friend took Will and Molly so that I had a little bit of time one on one with Ruth and it was so much fun to sit down with her and just focus on her! She served me breakfast, took my plate back after, showed me all her artwork and played dollhouse afterwards with me.

I made a little video for my mom of all 49 grandkids saying how we LOVE LOVE LOVE grandma, so here's some pics of my kids:

Haha, it was pretty cute.

Me and the kids on Mother's Day.
Sterling took Ruth and Will out the night before and brought home flowers and a 'surprise'. They were absolutely GIDDY with excitement--this is such a fun age! In the morning they made me breakfast (German pancakes) and gave me my present, a mother charm bracelet--you can see it in the above pic--and it was sooo sweet. They were so excited!

Sterling made breakfast that afternoon and we just hung out at home. It was really, really relaxed. Perfect Mother's day! 

These pictures are from a recent FHE when we took the kids to try and fly kites. But we weren't getting our usual Miami breeze, so we were unsuccessful. The park was still fun though!