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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I guess all good things must end. Our spring break seemed to go by too quickly.  The same sort of things happened this year as did last year. We pretty much do the exact same things at my parents every year and  seriously they would all be a big blur if it wasn't for the children getting older.  And hence, things getting easier.
There were early morning sunrises.
Fishing on the dock. Charlie can now do the entire thing on his own.  Even the release using the needle nose pliers, a huge accomplishment.
Kayaking.  It was the first year Charlie took his own.
A lot of swimming.  In the ocean and the pool.
Knitting.  Of course there was knitting!
And our evening trips to the boardwalk for ice cream.

These are the moments I hope our children will always remember.
Now back to my laundry.

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47 comments

  1. Great pics, Leslie, glad you had a good time. Our weather has been rather nice lately, let's hope it continues and we don't get snow for the weekend.

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  2. Oh they will remember each moment! Isn't it great to provide such lovely memories for our children. Zoe just turned three so my thoughts these days when we do an activity or go out on a special outing are "will she remember this now?maybe next year?maybe now?" somehow her being able to remember and not just me makes it even more special.
    ohhhhh love the beach shot...I miss those waves and sand! We really need a vacation!

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  3. It sounds like a great vacation! Were those pictures from Myrtle Beach SC?
    Enjoyed you sharing!

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  4. Oh, it sounds complete idyllic! So glad you had such a nice time filled with "memory making."

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  5. You're not done with that laundry yet? So glad you had a great time. Isn't the fishing milestone a great one? I am so happy that I don't have to take fish off hooks anymore!

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  6. nanna.
    my parents live in vero beach florida.
    vero is north of west palm beach.
    i have actually never been to myrtle beach............
    i do love south carolina.

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  7. I love, love, love the photo of the kids running on the Boardwalk w/your parents leading they way. Such a beautiful photo. It deserves a frame.

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  8. Welcome home! It looks like you had a great time.
    We're on spring break right now, but now trip this year. Just hanging out in NJ and NYC.

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  9. Your Spring Break sounds like our end-of-summer beach trip,done every year, right before school starts. DH's family has gone to the same beach since before he was born, and now our kids are reaping the benefits of long,unstructured days, hours of wave riding, walking to the pier every night for ice cream, long games of gin rummy with Grandma (now 95) and soaking up all that beauty of the ocean. It's just the BEST!!! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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  10. Al sounds so wonderful. Glad to hear it was so great.

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  11. welcome home. lovely photos and memories to post.
    sometimes -- when looking at photos or recalling a favorite memory -- i really wish that i could freeze time and keep the kids young. then, there are times where i think that life would be SO much easier on me once they're older.
    but really, does it get easier? i think that yeah, i might not be changing diaper and chasing after a toddler, but i'll be worrying about curfews and unable to chase after teenagers.

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  12. How wonderfully idyllic, Leslie! I don't think you need worry. At the end of the day, I'm sure your children will remember how special their upbringing was :o)

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  13. Oh they'll be wonderful memories for sure. Welcome home, so glad to hear had a wonderful time. How could you not;-)
    Hope you don't have too much laundry to do!
    Hugs
    Denise

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  14. Looks like you had a wonderful time! I'm positive your children feel totally cherished and will remember these times in great detail. I'm totally envious of your evenings on the boardwalk too!

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  15. I love that last photo of your kids chasing your parents! Welcome home.

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  16. How fun! Hold on to those great memories and traditions!

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  17. Welcome back! How great that is! I think it's fun to do the same vacation, where there's a yearly routine. We have that when we hit the family beach cabins each summer. Each one has its own stuff that must be done, and the kids totally anticipate everything. "First we'll walk to Mo's for lunch, then we'll go to the tide pools. After that we'll go to the bakery and get the Haystack bread." The best part is that it's the same as my childhood vacations too - same house, same places. So much fun.

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  18. What a perfect Florida vacation--all ours were identical and just fabulous!:)

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  19. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! I could use a beach vacation right about now. Welcome home!

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  20. Dang! Where do you your parents live? Looks so fabulous!!!!

    Glad you had such a nice time and that you are home safely.

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  21. I grew up in FL and your photos remind me so much of my home (North FL). Beautiful! Sounds like you had a great trip. Welcome back home.
    Sam

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  22. There's always laundry, isn't there? Wish we could all just go around naked.

    Oh. No, I don't, actually.

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  23. that morning sunrise shot is so stunning leslie! all the pictures are really beautiful, and seem to capture the essence of your time there. sorry it is over, glad to have you back!

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  24. Oh! *sigh*

    I love your pictures. It looks like you had such fun!

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  25. Welcome back, Leslie. Great pictures as always. Glad you had such a memorable time. I wish there were bottles we could store memories and release it on comamnd but photos sure do the job pretty well.

    Take care,
    Tanya

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  26. Margie4/22/2008

    Looks like a wonderful time!

    New commenter... love your blog!

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  27. Sounds like my perfect summer...unfortunately one I won't be having this year, but I can drool over yours!

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  28. I love vacations like this! Even though it's the same thing over and over, it's the same lovely time spent with family over and over. Perfect vacation!

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  29. What a great vacation- I like that you stick to the same things - why waste tie thinking of stuff to do when the plans work?:)

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  30. What great pics. I'm sure your children will cherish those memories. We go to Maine every year with my parents, brother and his family and we all stay in the same house together and it is so great being all together.Of course my Mom does a lot of the work for us all so we really get a break. Love the knitting.

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  31. Beach time is always great; glad you had fun!

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  32. oh, that sounds like so much fun. i love the picture of you all walking in the evening to get a treat! of course your kids will remember!

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  33. what a perfect vacation - I am sure your children will always remember.

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  34. oh, your vacation looked wonderful. indeed.

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  35. Great pix... They'll always remember these family getaways!

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  36. Great pictures. Looks like you had a lovely holiday. I really want to be somewhere with a beach too.

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  37. Oh Leslie, what a fantastic photo montage! I love the boardwalk ice cream trips, fun! Welcome home and those are definitely the moments kids remember forever!

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  38. Looks like a great vacation...man do I need one myself! A few days to knit and relax and enjoy life would be wonderful.

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  39. Looks like a great vacation...man do I need one myself! A few days to knit and relax and enjoy life would be wonderful.

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  40. Anonymous4/23/2008

    Glad you had a good time & enjoyed the pics. - would love to see more. Your family reminds me of mine. My sister & I & our families (two boys each ages 10-16) always take a vacation to the beach with our parents. We have the best time! The pic. of your kids & your parents along the boardwalk...you will cherish forever!

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  41. You and your family do the absolutely coolest stuff. :) So glad you share all the cool stuff you do with your blog readers!

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  42. That looks such a lovely break, the boardwalk trip every evening would be my favourite!

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  43. Sounds perfect Leslie! And it seems like a lot of milestones for Charlie, which is sweet.
    So glad you had a nice time.
    So, you say it gets easier as they get older???? Oh, there is hope. :)

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  44. welcome home! Your pictures of family vacation make me very excited for our own happenings coming up this summer.

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  45. what a nice set of memories you are making together as a family. sun, water, ice cream...perfect!

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  46. I'm so glad you had a great vacation. We always went the same place every year growing up. It's wonderful, isn't it?

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