Last week we went to the ocean for vacation. Following are some pictures, which will just prove once and for all that Mark is the Fun Parent. (For you long-time readers, let's just remember together his animal pancakes* for breakfast, sometimes with food coloring. And the cool things he's created with cardboard around our kids' beds. Like the Castle and the Viking Ship.) And just other things like the fact that he'll sit on the floor and play LEGOs with the boys. (For more than, say, the three minutes I might give it.) Or the times he sits and plays dollhouse with the girls.
*sorry there are no photos on the pancake post.
Anyway. We went on vacation. Here are the pictures:
So anything you see here that has anything to do with digging in the sand is all Mark.
There are a lot of things I do like to do at the ocean, but digging in the sand with my bare hands is just not one of them.
In this next photo I seriously think Mark and Isaac are dancing a happy jig over their sand castle progress. This may have been the moment I thought I was with the wrong family.
Mark's plans are always quite elaborate.
I don't even know what they've got going on, here. Some different, um- outlying castles to the main castle?
And some other photos that aren't necessarily digging-or-sand-castle related:
|I love this picture of Adelia in her little pink rain jacket, bending to get a bucket-full of sand.|
|Mark and Audra, running from away from the waves. (See? More fun with daddy.)|
|My beautiful girl|
|All five. Plus daddy. (It's my goal, always, to get all of them in the same frame.)|
|Ella with her bag of sea shells|
He's truly the greatest.