Wednesday, June 3, 2009


The picture of the "dolphins" below is actually two surfers! But we DID see dolphins about that far out...I just can't find the pictures right now!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


In the midst of schlepping stuff from Virginia to Dad's condo to the new rental house, we thought we would have a little fun, so we spent some time at the beach... Here's Bugle Boy hunting for baby horseshoe crabs at the Delaware National Seashore Park. Actually, it looks like he also was building some kind of moat (see the ditch to the right of the bucket?). The water was freezing, but he didn't seem to notice.

Sweetie and her friend Clare decided to bury themselves in the sand. You can imagine the amount of sand we had in the shower after this activity!

Mad Muncher, who kind of looks like he's crying above, had a lot of fun, too. He's a natural beach bum...

Here are the dolphins I told you about. I don't know if you can tell how close to shore they are, but if you look at the bottom right-hand side of the photo, you can see where the shoreline is. Sweetie got within a few feet of them. It was so exciting (especially for African Lion!) to be so close to them. They were following a school of fish up and down the beach, and were in front of us for the better part of an hour.
African Lion, bucket and shovel in hand, working on the sand castle.

ETA: Removed photo of house when blog went more public and change names to pseudonyms.

Here's the house. It's on a cul-de-sac right next to a nice wooded vacant lot. It's little, but sunny inside and so will be fine for us. The grass is pathetic, but it's only a rental. I feel like I am going to be taking an extended vacation to the beach...sounds nice when I put it that way, doesn't it?
We're heading up more or less permanently on Sunday after Mass, so then we can finish setting everything up. There's not too much to do, so we should have it all together in one or two days. We ordered a bunk bed from Walmart (your source for cheap plastic stuff!) because the boys' bedroom is too small for three twin beds. We also ordered three lockable shelving units, which I hope are sturdy enough to hold books, for the garage to provide some pantry and craft storage spaces. So we'll assemble those items, unpack our books, plug in our computer, and we should be good! We're not getting a landline phone, so you can continue to reach me at my cell phone number. I hope cell reception is OK at the house, but I'll worry about that when I get there. Love you! Have a great day!