Wednesday, July 27, 2011

day to day

our days are full of this

 and this

 canoeing with friends
 jumping into the river
and making memories
 with the ones we love

just the way summer should be.  


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

summer memories

I took Lucy to Toys R Us with me on Saturday.  Big mistake.  Well not really but we ended up going back to said toy store on Sunday to get her this.
 And somehow this boy came home with a new scooter.  Previously he was riding a three wheel scooter but apparently he moved on!  Geesh, these kids have us wrapped around their little fingers!
 Like most things Lucy does, she has taken to riding a "big girl bike" like she's been doing it for years.  Hops right on and off she goes.
 She goes a bit too fast for my liking.  And laughs while she does it!
 And Macy, for now, is happy to sit in her car and watch.

Hope you are having a good week, friends and loved ones.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Summer mornings, for us, look a lot like this....

Lowering the crab cage with a chicken neck, yes, you read that right, a chicken neck, as bait.

Another crabbing technique, attaching a chicken neck to a rope and attaching the rope to the post on the pier and throwing the rope/chicken into the water

Catching blue crabs requires quite a bit of patience! 

oooh we got one!

This is a male blue crab, if we wanted too, we could keep him to cook/eat because 1. he is a he and 2. he is bigger than 5 inches. On this day, we caught 3 males and 2 sunfish! I didn't get any pictures of the sunfish though! A very pretty fish! We just crab for fun though, we throw them all back in the water once we poke at them a bit!

We love mornings like these.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Sometime I forget that she is still so much a baby
 With a big brother to keep up with and a little sister to guide and teach, she is often thought of as older.  Mike and I even forget that she is really still so little.
 And sweet.
 And so very loved.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pirates of the Chesapeake

This morning, Brady, Lucy and I (along with some awesome friends of ours) went on a Pirate boat ride, "Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake". The "adventure" leaves out of Eastport in Annapolis and you head out to the Chesapeake Bay and Severn River. It was FANTASTIC. If you are ever in Annapolis with kids, check it out.

The kids start out dressing up in Pirate gear and getting face or in this case, arm painting!

Lucy got a starfish and a "Baby Ariel" or mermaid!  Brady chose not to have any face/arm painting.

Brady and his best buddy, Nora.

Lucy's "Baby Ariel"

Lucy showing "Captain Rusty" her muscles.

Looking for mermaids!

Captain Rusty (yes he really was the Captain, he would just stop the boat and leave it idle in the bay to come talk to the kids) and his 1st mate, "Skully"

Looking at the treasure map!

This was the best part (according to Brady) where they got to spray the bad guy, Pirate Pete, with water cannons.

It was awesome!

Yes, it was as much fun as it looks!!!

The treasure!  X marks the spot. That's the Naval Academy in the background, just FYI.

Lucy checking out the treasure!

Brady getting his fair share of the treasure.

What a fun morning, thank you to the Farley Family for inviting us along!!  The kids will be talking about this one for a long time.

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