On Labor day we all traveled to Parlee beach to spend a long weekend at aunt Betty’s cottage – Nana and Papa, Ali and the girls, and us! It was a cold, rainy, and grey weekend so there wasn’t a lot of swimming time at the beach but we still enjoyed walks on the beach and managed to fill the time and have lots of fun!
We took a walk the first afternoon to the pier – it was really windy and the skies were angry but we didn’t get rained on!
Cutest lobsters I have ever seen!
A little walk on the beach, complete with sweaters. The sand always feels good on the bare feet though!
The kids couldn’t resist running into the parking lot which always seems to be filled with seagulls! This handsome boy…
The big inflatable made a comeback on this weekend!
The sun came out for half a minute. We were only there to have a walk but the boys couldn’t resist getting wet!
The clouds were dispersing (for a while anyway)…
The kids really loved combing the beach for treasures. There were seashells, crabs (well, mostly their shells), and a TON of little hermit crabs in the shallow water. We did manage to make a couple of campfires, though we dressed warmly for them! What trip to Shediac would be complete without a visit to the big lobster? It’s a great playground for the kids!
Not sure what he is looking for … hmm.
Papa and a few of the grand kids taking a break…
There’s the big ball again. The kids got tired of rolling in it and decided it would better serve as a landing pad for launching themselves off the deck. Good times (and no injuries!).
Ali has clearly been practicing her pitching but I think dad’s batting needs a little work (maybe a new bat would help)!
We did get one afternoon at the beach. A few of us got in the water (though briefly) but it was a really good time playing frisbee, wandering the beach, and wading in the sand bar pools. The only pic I got of the whole afternoon was these two lovely ladies basking in the sun.
We celebrated Aaliyah’s birthday while we were there, which included opening gifts around the campfire. And glowsticks. Lots of glowsticks.
The weather might not have been what we hoped it would be, but it was still nice to spend time with family and relax – good grub, time at the beach, lots of UNO games. It’s hard to complain about that!