Saturday, April 23, 2016

Beach weekend!

We LOVE our weekend at the beach with the Ekk siblings! It's definitely one of the high points of our summer. The kids' joy on the beach is truly the best part. Ryan LOVES to run in the water and waves...Ally enjoys the water and also playing in the sand and having a picnic on the beach. Samuel was the perfect baby and enjoyed a nice nap with the waves crashing in the background. It was such a treat to enjoy both family and God's beautiful ocean for a few days.
setting up the beds!

loving life!

napped for over an hour!

now for some sand castle making!

Ally put bird feathers on all the towers! She's a great decorator! ;)

once he woke up, he was loving sitting with me while we watched the action!

Dad and Uncle D helped make an awesome castle complete with a moat!

wasn't too sure about the sand...but loving this string!

touching the water for the first time

that smile!!!!

back at the beach house enjoying legos while the other two nap!

out for some ice cream

Backyard Camping!

setting up! 

 This year we wanted to give camping a try....but with Samuel being so little, we decided that backyard camping was for us this year! Kids could sleep outside in the tent with dad while mom and and Samuel enjoyed the comfort of our home! And...what could be better than having a campout with friends?!! Our besties, the Ramirez family came and joined us! We bbq'd hot dogs, had smores and story time by the fire. It was the perfect first 'camping' experience for us! Great memories with great friends!
the kids had to get ALL their sleeping stuff set up

Jason got a fire pit for Father's was fun to finally use it!

sweet Owen James

Ally loved every minute of camping!

smore time!

story time by the campfire!