Sunday, June 13, 2010

Three Generations On The Beach

With our time remaining in Canada becoming very short, we were able to sneak in a quick beach holiday with the family. After work on a Friday, Siobhan, the kids and I made good time south to Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The boys really did well on the trip down until we actually tried to get settled in the motel room. At one point I took Brendan out for a walk while Siobhan got Tadhg to bed. We went for a quick walk down to the centre and lets just say Siobhan wasn't too impressed when Brendan ratted me out, "Mommy, I had pizza and french fries for bedtime snack". Well I guess 10:00pm was kind of late.



My parents where the first to arrive and they helped us get the beach warmed up for the arrival of Dustin & Duncan. In good Riff tradition my Dad brought down a load of beach toys. Before we knew it, we had a dam which rivaled the Hoover Dam and the boys loved swimming in the deep pool behind it. This is Tadhg leading Nana & Papa through the waves.

Once Scott, Shannon and the boys arrived, it was a pizza & fries for all then more construction on the beach and swimming in the ocean. It was really awesome watching the 6 boys interact. Yup, even Scott and I. Although it looks like he has the advantage, he quickly gave up once I threatened to take him into the surf.



Brendan having fun on the beach.....
And in the water.

This is Brendan leading Duncan down the beach. Brendan loved running back and forth along the water. I swear he could have done that all day.
We're looking forward to seeing the rest of Shannon's photos- we didn't get many, the trip was a bit short. Lots of fun though. Can't wait till next time.
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2 comments:

shannon said...

ONE OF THE BEST VACATIONS EVER, WILL NEVER FORGET IT....WILL MISS YOU GUYS, BUT BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, WE WILL ALL BE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES...WILL HAVE TO GET OVER TO NANA & PAPA TO SYKPE. WISHING YOU ALL THE LOVE & HAPPINESS IN THE WORLD XXOXO

LOVE SCOTT, SHANNON , DUSTIN & DUNCAN

Caitlin said...

Looks lots of fun!