July 17, 2010

Beach Week

This past week we were fortunate enough to again be invited for an annual "Beach Mama" week with good mama friends and their kids.  It was fun, beautiful, and full of laughs.

I wanted to do something crafty with the kids so I brought down my sewing machine and a big bin of discarded clothing.  We set up shop making all combination of custom bags for each child that held a composition book in which they could journal their summer activities and color.  Everyone got a turn choosing fabric, patches, ribbon, and pockets to put on their special bag made from swim shorts, pants, and Calvin's old dress shirts.  Then I sewed them up.  It was a treat to see them all so excited to have their special bag and carry them all over the house.

The kids all got along great, playing plenty of games and having lots of pool and ocean time.

We even saw some dolphins quite close to the shore...

Took a group picture - look at all those colorful kiddos...

 And E got plenty of sand in her hair which we are still getting out...

Now we will pocket these sunny memories and make them last for another year...


  1. Great pics! I am amazed at your creativity in finding fun kid activities and the bags turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Let's do crafts when you come!

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