Friday, August 31, 2007

Caroline and Grandma played with some new additions to the duck armada.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

After fighting us about going home to eat lunch, I told Caroline that if she put her head in the water we could stay at the beach a bit longer. I didn't think she'd actually do it; luckily I hadn't defined what "a bit longer" meant, so we left seconds after this soaking.

Caroline enjoyed splashing around at the "famous" Jersey Shore this morning. A few days after this visit, medical waste shut down some of the beaches nearby - just like when Cheryl and I were her age. Ah, memories.

This is Cheryl. Despite Caroline's initial reservations about even touching the ocean water, after a few minutes of watching other pre-schoolers revel in the surf, she decided to try dipping her toe in the water. She absolutely loved jumping in the waves. She kept telling me that she was having a "really great time". She was absolutely gleeful, and it was super-duper cute.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

After visiting with Caroline's cousins, we went over to Seaside Heights for fireworks, ice cream, and a carousel ride.

We met Caroline's first first cousin Adelaide today. Unsurprisingly, she was terrified of me.

We're driving to upstate Jersey to visit with my sister and her baby (they flew in from Utah) at my cousin Megan's house. Caroline is saving her energy for some swimming and trampolining.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cousin Catherine gave up her duck collection to Caroline. Now the tub floor will be completely covered with rubber ducks - my plan is complete.

Caroline cruised around the lawn this morning with some neighbors.

Monday, August 27, 2007

We all went to the beach this evening, and, in a bizarre coincidence, everyone wore jeans and white shirts.

Caroline and the laptop she plans to accidentally pack up and bring back to NC.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

We drove to New Jersey for the week. Caroline loves holding her cousin Casey.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Caroline at SciWorks today.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Caroline and I took a stroll around the neighborhood following the first rain we've had in months. Our front lawn is in serious trouble, and many of the trees have started shedding leaves from the stress of the drought.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Playgroup at Tanglewood Pool this morning. According to their thermometer, it was 102 degrees. The pavement around the pool felt twice as hot.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

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