We had about 50 people here to wish me well, show me what retirement smiles look like and eat good food. It was a wonderful day and I thanked them so very much.
But we started the day with smiles! That cockeyed grin is Adelaide's new look!
King of the mountain and so far, at least til Michael grows up a little, king of the crew.
His thing at the beach is skipping stones into the lake. My son taught him how a couple of years ago and it's what he does...over and over...counting the skips. He got up to four this day and was pretty proud till Grandpa tried and got six! Pretty good form for a seven year old.
Elizabeth is our little nature girl.
Adelaide is our billy goat. She'll climb a flat wall if she could. She was heading for scrambling up the cliff again and I had to use my stern voice to get her down. The poison ivy is starting to leaf and she's extremely sensitive to it. Spoiler alert, mommy.
Ceci is learning, and learning fast. She is a Botticelli beauty.
I love this. I absolutely love that we had this couple of hours with them on the beach alone, watching them congeal as a team of cousins, loving the time together and becoming friends. This picture makes my heart swell.
We had the bestest weekend we could have asked for. Family, friends, grandkids all over the place, all together having a great time. How much better can it get!!