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Generally, the baby has hated the water at the beach. But the tidepools were a bit warmer and he didn't object for a good long while.
We planned to go out to the Isles of Shoals for lunch but it was a full boat. So we went for dinner instead. We would have been in the sun on the trip but it was cloudy on our journey, and a sunset back. It is a magical place. I'd highly recommend it.
I'm not sure about sharing yesterday's photo. It is an adorable picture that includes adorable nude bottoms. I wish I didn't even have to think about creepers out there on the internet.
Well, today we went to this old 1830s village, where a farmer was walking these baby cows and training them at a yoke. So he asked the boy if he was 7, because 7 year olds are ox drivers, and it turned into the boy wearing the hat and holding the oxen (when they're babies, they're probably not oxen but I don't really know).
Once I saw this painting, where the middle was all white and windy, but on each side was different - it was like on one side was a snowstorm and one was a sandstorm. So these Mongols were meeting up with some Arabians and were confused by it. The ocean horizon today was reminding me of it - the fog completely blurred the transition.
At the diner for lunch. Also showing off the girl's haircut. I love this cut on her but she had wanted to grow it long. Fortunately the hot weather helped me with my case - she won't let me put it up in a ponytail. It's funny because right away when she got this cut, she looked much more like "herself" to me. I guess this is her look in my mind.
So we crashed my sister in law's pool today. She's out of town but we're welcome to use it. But we got there and realized suits were on the line at home. So the big ones skinny dipped. Fortunately, baby and I had suits. But she's only wearing swimmies.
And then we found a robin's egg. It was empty, but still wet. Very exciting!! We moved it to where my niece could find it, and it wouldn't be mown over in the interim.
I'm not sure why, because it's not a "great" photo, but it's completely captivating all the same. The kids climbed into the back, and the husband sat in a booster seat. So the photo was supposed to be goofy to start. But the boy looking bored, with daddy's straw hat on, and the flag, and the smirk on the girl, it's all too much.
We met dad for a picnic lunch at the site today. We had to eat in the car, however, because the deer flies are out of control. Hopefully the mowing of the 3' tall grass will help that abate.
A crane in the neighbor's (new house neighbor that is) pond. I remember when we used to remark at every bird, and we still do for the kids, but there are more of them now then there were 25 years ago. I can't wait to become an expert on bird varieties in the new place.