|Could you guess that I was a starfish?|
|Moriah and I were having an intense conversation...|
|...which included this!|
|I forget what she was acting out, but Sidney is just adorable!|
|Jackie was going big!|
|So Moriah and I had to go big, too! (Mike looks like he isn't sure what to make to this...)|
|Riley needed to help us go bigger!|
|Joel going for the catch while playing some Frisbee in the field.|
|Chris is making a run for it while playing Frisbee with Joel and Mike.|
|Another amazing play by my husband, the Frisbee fanatic.|
|Mike and Chris having a good time playing Frisbee.|
|Chris, Mike, Sean and Joel, playing Frisbee in the field.|
|Maddie and Sidney, enjoying the sunshine.|
|Sidney invented a great way to stay cool in the warm sun!|
|Beautiful James Ladies - Moriah, Jaisha and Julie, plus Riley in the background!|
After hanging out in the sun together for most of the morning we decided to head back to our campsites, eat some lunch and then meet up down at the beach for some bocce ball and beach time. I enjoyed a delicious Waldorf-style salad with some chicken while Joel, Chris and Jackie ate some very tasty hot dogs.
|Time for some bocce ball!|
|After our game of bocce ball, Riley taught us all how to make a friendship bracelet.|
|My wonderful cousin, Maddie!|
|Everyone joined in on the fun of making friendship bracelets at the breezy beach!|
|I eventually taped it to my leg to have more control over the strings... what a |
|Moriah and Leann |
|They said the water was lovely... except for the seaweed. Um gross.|
|It was refreshing to wade in the bay, though!|
|Jackie and Kaleb|
|Kaleb and Sidney dug |
|Then made a mud cake for all to enjoy!|
|Joel organized yet another game of Frisbee.|
|Sidney photo bombed my Frisbee pictures... so cute!|
We all noticed that we were snacking a lot and when we figured out it was already 6:00pm, we figured it was time to pack it up and head up to camp for dinner. We all went our separate ways to eat our dinners after making plans to meet up later for a game of kick ball. We had so much playing kickball at our Fifth of July celebration that we were excited for a rematch.
|Dad was our umpire and there were a lot of "discussions" about calls made.|
|Making the play at second.|
|Going for third!|
|Notice the little kid sitting near second base... not sure where he came from, but there were all kinds of distractions during our game; bicycles in center field, small children near second, and a large group of teenagers in right field.|
|Mom played left field and she made a huge catch - she couldn't believe she did it! Go Mom!|
|Maybe you remember what happened during our Fifth of July celebration... here is Dave committing to the game again...|
|Don't worry, he's fine!|
|We had some random kids ask to join our game. |
I think by the end of the night we had picked up six kids from the campgrounds.
Before everyone started to head home we all meet up in the field one last time for a group picture. Mom wanted to try out a picture she saw on line, where everyone put their feet in a circle. We tried our best! And of course, this was the third year that we made the James Family Pyramid of Cousins.
|From the Top: Ben, Laura, Karen, Mike, Julie, Sean, Leann, Riley, Moriah, Maddie, Sidney, Joel, Me, Jackie, Jaisha, Kaleb, Tonna, and Mom. (Missing Steve and Dad)|
Bottom Row: Mom, Maddie, Jaisha, Julie, Jackie, Me, Karen
Middle Row: Moriah, Leann, Tonna
Top Row: Sidney, Kaleb, Riley
|I wasn't able to finish my friendship bracelet during the trip, but as soon as I got home, I made sure to finish it. |
Thanks for teaching me, Riley!
I can't wait until next year!
Special thank you to Aunt Karen and Laura who took pictures for me!
How was your weekend?