Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Surfer Girls

The girls really progressed during our beach trip last week. They went from being afraid of the ocean at the beginning of the week to splashing in the surf on our last day. Emma loved holding my hands to jump into the pool at the condo, and Mary Ashley loved playing princesses and doing ballet in the water.

Mary Ashley wasn't sure she wanted to play on the beach until I reminded her that picking up shells would be just like picking flowers at home.

Emma loved playing on the beach. She would bring me handfuls of sand, excited to show me the cakes and casseroles she had made. What a good Southern baby!

Sun, sand and swimming will really zap your energy. Mary Ashley is a delicate flower anyway, so she wilted by mid-afternoon after a couple of hours on the beach. When Joe headed out to run some errands one day, Mary Ashley told me, "I will be wide asleep by the time Daddy gets back."


Live.Love.Eat said...

I really LOVE your blog. Thanks so much for stopping by mine. You will definitely love these tarts. They're not too rich at all and I highly recommend making them with fresh fruit. I will be back everyday to visit because I am hooked now. Have a wonderful day. Your fam is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Dear Melissa,

My name is Tracey Watters and I attend Calvary Baptist Church on Troy Highway in Montgomery. A fellow co-worker has shared your blog spot with me and I check it everyday to read about your family and the walk with the lord that you all have. I just love looking at all the pictures and your craft ideas and party ideas, and the decorations on all of your tables are just wonderful and I love the way you present it to the Lords will. I am in charge of our decorating team for our Womens fellowship at Calvary and our womens fun night is this Friday and the theme is Chocolate and Friends. Our pastors wife will be sharing her life story and our tables with be white clothes with brown cloth for the center and I have gotten the ladies of the church to give me PLATES and Bowls of all kinds and I made the cake plates that you have on your site and that will be our centerpieces and that will also be our door prizes and they will have cakes and candy all over them. The idea was just perfect for us. Thanks so much for your 4th story. I am one of those that worry because I can't get everything done like I want and I needed your story very much this week. Thanks for loving the lord as you do.

Tracey Watters

Louise said...

I love these pictures!! They are so good and your girls are just precious!!

Three plus Me said...

Looks like y'all had a wonderful time at the beach! Your photography is GREAT!

Matt & Lori said...

I'm glad you found my blog! I love to look at yours, and your sweet children (not to mention your fabulous party ideas!)

How sweet of you to get Matt a graduation present. We didn't see Joe at church Sunday, but I'm sure we'll catch up with you sometime!

Laura said...

More beautiful beach pictures! I love them!

Kristi said...

Great pictures - you are making great use of that camera! :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Very cute pictures... Thanks for sharing,.... adorable little ones! Susie h~

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