While we were dragging ourselves around the house, the kids were playing and Aleksis was doing some acrobatics. She let out a little "Ow," and when asked what was wrong, she said, "I was doing a backbend and I got a butt cramp." Ohhhh. Yeah, last time I did a backbend I got one, too! Those suckers hurt!! LOL!!
Philip lost a tooth after we got home, so both kids had a visit from the tooth fairy. Isn't it cute when they are missing both front teeth?
We were having dinner the other night and he said something about "sweet beans in a basket." I don't remember the reason, but Kirk started laughing and said it sounded like something your grandma would say, "Well, sweet beans in a basket!!!" Philip didn't get the joke, but he kept it going for several minutes by mimicking his dad. Well, sweet beans in a basket, if he isn't the cutest li'l thang!!
I looked out at the lake yesterday and saw a row of fourteen turtles sunning along the bank just outside the house. I grabbed my camera and headed out to take their picture, but saw this little guy on the screen before I got outside.
He was only about three to four inches long. Cute little guy!
However, when I turned to take the turtles picture, this is what I saw.....
Yeah, they all took off except this one. He was rather defiantly looking at me, almost daring me to come out and get him. Of course, when I did take about four or six cautious steps in his direction, he was gone very quickly. Sweet beans in a basket!!!
This moon was so beautiful this morning. I took the photo at about 7:30 or 8:30. I just couldn't believe how full and bright it was at that time of the day! Sweet beans in a basket, have you ever??
I mentioned to Terri that I wanted to go to the beach today or tomorrow, thinking that I would go alone. She said she and the kids would go with me to have some quality time, and they came home at noon. Terri teaches only till noon, and since she teaches at the same school where the kids go, she simply talked to their teachers who said to let them go and spend time with their grammy! Philip even was excused from homework! Sweet beans in a basket, what a good deal!
So off we went this afternoon.
Terri took a stroll along the shore.
Philip was all over the place, doing everything imaginable!
Leksie started out doing handstands and cartwheels along the sand.
And before long both were in the water.
I walked a bit, but I mostly just sat and enjoyed the soothing motion of the water against the sand.
And took pictures! (Like that's a surprise, right?? Sweet beans in a basket, you know me, don't you?)
This little bird ran constantly, following the tide as it ebbed and poking at whatever was being left behind in the sand, then retreating quickly when the tide came toward him again.
Here he is running up the beach for a new "hunting ground."
As I said, I just sat.
And did some people watching!!!!
Sweet beans in a basket!
Unfortunately most of the people looked more like this!
Swee----. Never mind.
But one doesn't get tired of the surf.
And for those of you who are drooling right now, wishing you could be there and hear the surf, I have something special. I can't transport you here, but I can bring the ocean sight and sound to you ..........
Now close your eyes if you want and just listen, one more time.
Life is so amazingly beautiful!!!