Wednesday, August 5, 2009

at the beach

When we told Katie we were going to go to the beach, she excitedly told us how we would see "sea lions, and dolphins, and elephants!" I had her repeat the list to me a few time before I realized those are the three animal pictured on the gray page in her book of colors.

We didn't see any sea lions, or dolphins, or elephants, but we had a great weekend trip to Cape May, NJ. We spent our days on the bay side, which is great for the kids with the calm, shallow water.

Joey loved the water, and Katie did too. I loved that Katie took a nap right on the beach blanket.

At one point in the day, I watched Adam play in the water with both Joey and Kate, and as I enjoyed the scene of my three favorite people, a little kick in my belly gave me a smile--almost like my fourth favorite person didn't want to be left out of all those ooey-gooey feelings of love.

Next year, there will be three kids in the picture. I am twenty weeks into this pregnancy, and it still surprises sometimes that I will soon have three children running around. But at the same time, I can't wait for that new baby smell, and a fuzzy little head nestled under chin. However, new baby means winter and Christmas and I am ready for neither, so I will delight in these warm, summer days, where the children don't outnumber my hands yet.


EBA Class of 96 Baby said...

so precious!

grndmom/pop said...

grandmas just a-waitin'... boy? girl? clothes ...waitin for me to pink? :)

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

What sweet kids! Good luck with #3.

Kelly said...

Adorable pictures, Nanette! I love Cape May! And Katie sleeping on the beach made me smile so big...and also kinda wanna take a nappie. :o)

Happy weekend!