We spent last Saturday at Dave's parents and had birthday cake (he even blew out all the candles, although there weren't anywhere near 47 of them on the cake so he got off easy!) My in-laws live on the Northumberland Strait (the body of water between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island...they live on the NS side.) Both of his sisters were there, and their boyfriends (menfriends?), and his two nephews, so it was a wonderful family gathering.
In the afternoon, we went for a lovely walk on the beach. It was overcast, but what else is new...this system moved in June and has been stalled over us for weeks, we were starving for the sunshine!! Part of the time, I wandered around with the girls...at one point, kicking up some spray at them and then they ganged up on me and we all got soaked from splashing in the waves! And then Dave meandered down to join us, and the girls went off on their own looking for beach glass, while he and I just strolled along (while he laughed at me for doing my typical little kid things like holding hands, but walking backward because our footprints just looked cool that way...or marvelling at how the water presses out of the sand when you step down, which I've noticed before but it always strikes my fancy.)
My present to the photo-hating Dave will be to not post any photos of him on his birthday! :) But here are a few photos we took at the beach with his Blackberry, because I forgot my camera.
This next one is quite interesting, I think. The sandbar went out to a point, with channels of water on the other side. The waves were coming in from both channels of water and making a neat pattern:
These are kayaks belonging to Dave's mom and sister. His parent's house is up over the ridge, across the field, and up a driveway. I forget how many steps there are to get back up the hill, I know sometimes I am puffing by the time I reach the top!
I love that my darling girls get along so well...they walked up and down the beach, holding hands, collecting beach glass, splashing and laughing...