Despite spending most days by the sea – parks, beaches, walks, drives, cliff top castles – all within sight of the sea, never more than a few miles from the coast – it took a 20 pence in a TELESCOPE, on a BEACH, when my 7 year old states in amazement “I can see the sea!” Not sure what she thought that flat wet blue stuff she has been paddling in and walking beside for the last few weeks is!
Another highlight of this past week has been having a friend and her 2 kids stay with us. Despite having a 9,7,6,3 and 2 year old all at the one time, it has been a really good week. The older 3 girls have been at lots of CSSM activities, and the 2 little ones get on really well (really well for 2 toddlers that is!) She had initially planned to only stay part of the week, but ended up staying the whole week – a ideal house guest, made herself very useful and also made herself at home – so it was relaxing as it can be for both of us and the 5 kids.
So here is a digital page I created of a lovely evening on the beach with my dh, and 2 of my kids (on the right) and our 2 visitors (on the left). I used a great kit called Red Dye created by Chere Edwards. I may alter it a bit before posting to my online galleries, but here is how it is currently.