Sunday, July 13, 2008

Show and Tell Monday:
The first photo is of my son Joshua, on the right with his cousin Ben (they are both 9) and his cousin Sean (age 7). The fort in the backgound is a project they work on each time they come here.
The second photo is Josh again, on the right, with Ben.

This is another cousin Anna, who is four. She was trying to take a quiet nap on the beach.

My older son, Zach, who is 12, was missing for photos today because he was off exploring.
This week's theme is family.We have been very busy with our family and I haven't been too productive in my business but ... My sister-in-law and her three children are here visiting from Colorado for three weeks. We spend most of that time with them. This weekend we took our boat to one of our favorite places: Magic Beach. It's really Truman's beach on Long Island but we have nicknamed it Magic Beach because the beach is completely covered in gorgeous round stones, no sand, and when you toss a handful of stones they sparkle like little fireworks. The water is crystal clear, the sky is always blue and there are never more than a handful of people there. It is really wonderful because the kids find all of these imaginative things to do (without toys) and they just have a ball. There is also a salt water pond where they go clamming. We have a lovely treat of clams on the half shell in the afternoon. It is the best quiet getaway for a day (and the boat trip is only 45 minutes across Long Island Sound from our part of CT). Thanks for visiting ...


Craft Diva said...

jennifer...that looks like a fantastic way to spend the day. so nice that you were able to have some family time and the kids could enjoy their cousins.

Cathy said...

Jennifer, they look so cute. Wow what a wonderful day on the beach.

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Hi Jennifer,
Your son is so handsome! I love the beach pics, have Fun!
Happy Monday!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing...looks like a beautiful beach to go with a beautiful family ... and familia IS the most important thing.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Jennifer, what great photos of your son and his cousins. They look like they have a fun day!

Pei Li

Susan said...

That is a great looking beach! Our beaches are not that quiet now...we have to wait until September...but that is OK!
Susan *dutchrose*

Lisa said...


The beach truly does look magical. The kids are adorable and I love the fort. Of course, I would be joining the little one under the umbrella for a nap!


Inka Thomas said...

I would love to go to a place like that. Sounds like you had so much fun. Family times are the best times. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

Janet Bernasconi said...

Awww...Jennifer! I just love those pictures of your darling son and his little cousins! They are all adorable! They must have had so much fun. Love your Show and Tell and thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog too.
Janet's Creative Pillows

gail said...

Hi Jennifer, what a great trip. I would love to be near a magic beach! Your children and neice and nephews are adorable. Thanks for sharing your trip...luv, gail

Silena said...

Hi Jennifer,
Wow, what fun can share these with the kids when they grow up, especially of the cute little 4 year old....I know she will laugh when she is older. What a wonderful secret place you have to take the family. Places like that are to be treasured. Enjoy the rest of your vacation with your family!!

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

Sounds like you're having a wonderful time with your family!

Marie said...

The kids are all so cute and that beach looks wonderful. Time with the family is always special.

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Jennifer, I love your Magic Beach! Looks like everyone had a great time!

(( )) Karen

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Jennifer, There is nothing better than a day at the beach with family. We have one planned for this week as well. It looks like they had a wonderful time.

Susie said...

Jennifer, What memories your children and relatives are making over their beach adventures. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

cathy said...

What cutie pie kids and I'd love to spend the day at that beach!

Theresa said...

It looks like you had the best beachy time. What a nice way to relax. And how fun for the children, too.
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Michelle M. May said...

Oh you lucky girl. What a fun time. I sure could go for some clams on the half shell and a nap on the beach. Heaven!