Monday, January 05, 2009

Birthday at the Beach

While we were at the beach we celebrated Mamma's birthday. Although it was a week early, we planned this surprise to be celebrated when everyone was together. J. brought the ingredients to make the cake and we supplied the balloons and candles. We didn't know exactly how we were going to pull it off but on the day we set for the celebration Mamma & M. "just so happened" to take a nap during the afternoon. The nap time was well used as we prepared for the birthday party. Just as they awoke we finished hiding the huge balloons and the yummy smelling cake (which was a little difficult since the smell was filling the bedrooms). If Mamma ever caught on she didn't tell. But enough are the pictures:
There were only a few tears over popped balloons!

The poem recited here is a birthday ritual in the Vernon Family.

The Beach House

When the sun or our stomachs told us to head home we enjoyed various activities at our home away from home. The back screened in porch had a hammock...
... and chairs where you could cuddle JuneBug and listen to the ocean.

Of course you didn't have to be outside to cuddle JuneBug.
Many of our company had reading on their "Vacation To-Do List"

Throughout the week we also had fun putting together a jigsaw puzzle. I believe it was 1000 pieces. The following pictures note our progress.
Dad & Mom put the last piece in together...isn't that sweet?

When the "big" puzzle was crowded various small puzzles (found at the house) were also worked on. But, as you can see from the above picture, the pieces were not always there.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

On the Beach

There are lots of things to do on the beach and we captured just a small portion of the many things we did. The next two pictures show some of our shark tooth hunters examining their finds. There were approximately 50 teeth found in total by our group. Thus we started the "Shark Tooth Replacement Dentistry". We, as of yet, have had no customers.

A (dead) ghost crab.

One of the many dolphins we saw. I believe they made their appearance everyday sometimes even playing much to our delight.

The setting sun. Doesn't it just look cold?


Some sort of Ray shell. It, like the crab, was dead.

JuneBug in the Sand