Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beach Boys

Last week marked the very first beach vacation for A&B, which they and we enjoyed in the company of all the usual Yoderae. Actually going in the water was a bit scary for Alex, but the beach and rental house had many other attractions, including cousins, treats, and lots of sand for digging and shells for collecting. It was a wonderful week!

Burying Mama/Aunt Sarah in the sand

Mole crabs!

Grandpa taking pictures of dolphins

Saving a dinosaur from drowning, I think....

Presents from Italy!

Digging for shells

No one can resist Grandma reading Nate the Great.

There was birding too! Here is a Clapper Rail.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Slipping and Sliding in Cincinnati

Last week we got to see our friend and mutual geography geek Danny on the way to Cincinnati. In addition to his big world puzzle, Danny has wild turkeys in his backyard, and the National Aviary in his city! What a lucky duck!

Wild turkeys in Danny's yard

Alex, Ben and a sunbittern at the Aviary

Then it was on to Cincinnati, where there was big fun on the slip and slide in Grandma and Grandpa's backyard. Grandpa also showed us a map of their upcoming out-west trip.

Then there was a big party, with lots of aunts, uncles and first and second cousins.

People pile!

Go fish

Cameron and Alex have different pie-eating algorithms.