Monday, January 14, 2008

Christmas and the Beach

OK, time for the next set of pictures.

The first 2 are of Alec and Luke outside flying Alec's kite. Alec didn't want Luke to get in the way so he told him to sit on the mat. If he got up, it was so windy the mat would fly away so Luke stayed down (for a while, at least). It's hard to see in the picture, but Luke's hair was really blowing.
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The next few are of Luke and Alec at the beach. Luke didn't really care too much about the water. He was more intrigued with the giant-sized sand box. Remember how all he wanted to do this summer was dig outside? Well, he dug.
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You might not be able to see it, but one of his digging tools was a dustpan. I'm not sure how it made it down to the beach.
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And here's one of Erin because she hasn't made it into this post yet.
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David found some fireworks that someone had left so on Christmas Eve we had a few lights and noises.
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Luke kept running into the kitchen to hide, but he liked them so he always came back out.
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Christmas morning. Luke and Erin wore matching jammies, but it was pretty warm and everyone got dressed and had breakfast before we opened presents so . . . no pictures. Oh well, next year.

Here's Luke opening his new MatchBox cars.
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Erin got this cute little fabric purse that has a stuffed cell phone, lipstick, and compact with puff. She spent the rest of the vacation chewing on the lipstick and the velcro on the compact.
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Here are Luke and Erin enjoying their new books and toys. They are sitting on a pune'e (or hikie'e), which is a big daybed. It has lots of pillows and the kids, especially Erin, spent a lot of time on it.
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This is a good picture to see how much light comes into the big living room. In the morning it is very bright since the sun rises over the water and comes right into the house.
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Tomorrow: monk seals.

4 comments:

Gayle and Rob said...

We're loving the pictures, Kate. It looks so peaceful and relaxing there - no rush, no traffic, no big city. A little bit of Paradise I'd say.

aunt cindy said...

thanks for the pictures...I'm home with Isaac and Kendra so I thought I'd lurk for a few minutes...

KTP said...

WOW is all I can say. What an awesome ranch to have in the family!

aunt cindy said...

I made the bib from the towel given at some Calvin game...works pretty well. We were given tickets for the game this Saturday...maybe I'll get more towels and make more bibs.