Sunday, January 22, 2012

Two Hours

While some were playing in the snow (or stuck on snowy roads), we were basking at the beach! Here are some of our favorite pictures from today's beach fun:

Jumping for joy because low tide is so much fun!

Even baby waves like to be run away from sometimes.

"Here's lookin' at you, Kid!"

There are many shovel-ready projects at the beach.

Big hugs!

Big smiles! (and there's Rebecca off in the distance)

There's a lot of blue in this picture! Blue eyes, blue shirt, blue sky, blue ocean...

Rebecca was our water courier today--and she loved helping everyone be happy!

Digging deep (he loved that he found water down there).
Every child is a civil engineer at the beach.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bonkers for Bananas

For many months now we have kept a close eye on this plant. In fact, I think I have been watching it from the first time I set foot here! I anxiously waited for the bananas to look plump enough, and finally I could not wait any longer.

We went out and chopped off this bunch then chopped down the whole plant. I am so surprised to learn that each plant only produces bananas once. (although it may have a sprout growing nearby) Come to think of it, it seems I learned pineapples only produce one fruit as well, although I am not sure. (this is all so new to me)

We let the bananas sit in our kitchen for a couple weeks and now they are ready to be eaten and many to be frozen. They are the perfect size for little hands!

What is exciting is that we found that another of our plants is starting to grow a banana bunch as well. We will have fun watching this next one grow too!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Oh I Can't Wait

Today is David's eighth birthday! Here is how our dapper young man looked today:

And here's our soon-to-be-baptizee showing that he doesn't want any squinty pictures taken of him--thus providing a great squinty picture!

And here is a video that we made and may use at David's baptism.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Morning

Happy New Year! Here are some pictures of our morning. The weather was so perfect. We took an early evening walk around our neighborhood and were dazzled by the beautiful night, the light was a just the right angle to make everything look beautifully green and then we had glimpses of the lake with the sun sparkling off the water.

Bird of Paradise

Sun through the palm.