Monday, August 11, 2008

Summer is complete...

Saturday we spent the day at the beach and it was BEAUTIFUL!! We drove 2.5 hours to Saugatuk to the beach we accidentally discovered last year (now our favorite!) with Britt and Nick. Fortunately Hailey napped most of the way up. Enjoy pictures!

It's about 1/2 mile walk from the parking lot to the beach through the woods and an open field. Here's my adorable backpack! She now asks to be carried "like a backpack!"

Britt buried herself in the sand and Hailey thought it was pretty cool too! We asked where her legs were, and she raised both arms and said "I don't know"

Hailey made friends as usual, but this friend was a little different. She only spoke German! Hailey and I played with Louisa and her mom who spoke decent English. We learned Nine and Louisa learned Thank you. It's so neat that kids can play with anyone regardless or language or any other difference. They just play.

She loved just laying in the sand and soaking up the warmth. She started rolling and rolling and rolling! Below is a picture of where she ended up...quite a way away!

She was so proud of herself!

It was so nice to just have fun in the water and playing in the sand. Britt and Nick watch Hailey so (my) Nich and I could play in the waves and just have fun together. MUCH appreciated!! One happy family!! Our summer (at least my summer) can now be complete! :)


Britti said...

that was a good post :>

Jess said...

Hi friend! It was so good to hear from you! I was just thinking the other day (literally Thursday) about you and I even said out loud, "I miss Jennie."

I loved reading your blog and about how much you love Hailey. What's not to love?! She's adorable and from what I've read and seen, she is just like you! I could just imagine you rolling through the sand. :)

Send me an email some time and lets catch up.

Barney Family said...

Thanks for the post on my u think I felt the baby?? haha i am like i dunno! lol cute pics!