This weekend was one of those weekends where there were a million pictures taken. Well, not a million, but 235 to be exact. Before I downloaded them, I had it whittled down to 130. I’m pretty proud of myself that I managed to get the 130 down to only 25 for here. I’ll bet you appreciate that too!
You’re outta luck if you take off your shoes around Madeline because she’ll snap them up quicker than you can blink an eye. Nick took off his flip-flops at some point and they found their way to her feet. I’m always amazed at how well she can walk in shoes that are easily twice the size of her feet. Nothing slows this child down.
We didn’t have all our normal beach gear with us, but this is Nick’s first official sandcastle of the season.
Poor baby. We went to a few garage sales on Saturday and there is one drawback to the combination of a little girl who moves too fast and a little girl who has been wearing dresses lately. Skinned knees. Two different falls within minutes of each other, but she was quite the trooper. One of the sales was being run by a group of older flight attendants. Madeline went right up to them and showed them her knees, and the ladies gathered around her, offering her water and band-aids. Then they went digging in this giant box of purses to find her the “perfect” one, and filled it with two brand-new Disney stuffed animals. She was in her utter glory.
This leopard gave new meaning to the term “caged animal.” We watched for about fifteen minutes as he made the same circle through the bushes, over and over and over again.
Madeline was fascinated by the leopard and took it upon herself to stand up on her stroller for a closer look.