Blissfully Quiet Friday Afternoon

I think I did the impossible and wore the girls out enough to make them (gasp!) take a nap today. It is blissfully quiet around here at the moment. Addie didn’t even protest when I was marching her upstairs to the impending doom a nap usually signifies. She did tell me (a little too whiningly) “but I don’t think I am tired for a nap!”

Right before she rolled over and put her head down. An hour and a half ago.

So how did I do it, you ask?

The beach. Eight glorious hours at the beach yesterday.

Our friends are renting a house on the beach, so we crashed in on them for the entire day.

The girls dug a hole to China –
A hole to China

Explored the tidepools in search of some sealife –
Beach Explorer

Tried to hide from the camera –
No more photos, Mama!

And just contemplated life –
Taking a moment

Now if Mommy could just learn to reapply sunscreen on herself as often as she does the girls. I have some weird little sunburnt “patches” and sunburnt lips. Yeah, ouch! But, oh so worth it.

Addie was not having her photo taken, though. And finally Emma asked if she could take a picture because “Addie looks so cute all there by you, Mama!”

How we knew it was time to end the fun –
Just about done with the beach

All tuckered out.

We are on recovery mode from the busy week this entire weekend. We’ll see you on Monday.

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4 Responses to “Blissfully Quiet Friday Afternoon”


  1. 1 ksmcnulty July 25, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    awww man, i’m jealous. how i miss the sand, sun and water induced sleep! oh yeah, just the plain old fun the beach means, too!

  2. 2 golightly July 25, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    We didn’t have as smooth of a day. And it took a toll on Daddy since Harrison stayed home with him instead of going to camp with me while I work. But I did march him upstairs for a nap as yesterday we were at Disneyland all afternoon.

    We’ll be going to the beach tomorrow. You’re welcome to find us – at Ave. C in Redondo Beach – with all the other hundreds of weekend beach goers!

  3. 3 Christina July 26, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Yay for a great day at the beach, AND the resulting nap! I love Em’s thoughtful pose. she’s becoming a darn good little photographer, too – and a sweet big sister, but we already know that part.

  4. 4 Stacy July 28, 2008 at 5:34 am

    I’m so jealous of you and your ocean! Looks like everyone had a fun, fun time. She does look a tad tuckered out in that last one for sure.


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