Here are some photos from this week:
we were lucky enough to go to Martha’s Vineyard last week to visit with Jake’s family.
this was the kids’ first time so they spent a lot of time discovering the corners of the house and exploring everything.
and playing with their cousins.
and lots of opportunities for me to take photos. I didn’t bring my favorite lens for several reasons and regretted it a lot. I love my 85mm even if it’s not ideal for group shots.
we got to visit the Gay Head Light House.
the kids weren’t afraid of heights at all.
David loved being there.
and climbing all the stairs by himself.
at night we had sparklers thanks to Andee and the kids loved it (so did I!).
there’s just something magical about them.
David loved our youngest cousin and I must agree that he was just super sweet and cute.
the boys went rock-walking at the beach.
and explored the nooks and crannies between the rocks.
and were just super happy.
I loved watching from afar and taking photos.
and hoped they wouldn’t slip. Though Nathaniel did and managed to scar his face and lip within moments.
I hadn’t seen Jake’s brothers in so long, I snapped all the photos I could.
and this is wonderful Andee, married to one of Jake’s brothers. I wish I saw her more often.
Nathaniel liked climbing the trees.
this is another super-cute cousin. Isn’t he amazing? I could not snap enough photos of this little boy and he was so patient with me.
I’ve known this brother since he was fourteen; it’s so odd to see him with wonderful little boys of his own now. How quickly the time passes.
more of my favorite subject.
more climbing trees.
I love how these three are 2, 3, and 4.
David really wanted to go fishing so Jake took him and to everyone’s shock they even managed to catch some. David also went through the backyard and collected a whole bunch of bugs. Caterpillars, leaf catydids, daddy longlegs and more. He did release them all back into the wild a little while later because I couldn’t bear the thought that they might die in the jars.
and here’s all of us at once. I’ve been with Jake for almost twenty years now and looking at this photo makes me realize how big the family has grown and how wonderful everyone is and how really lucky we are. And how we need to do this much more often. So very grateful.
and then it was family shot time, of course.
and tickling too, surely.
and here we go. so grateful for my life. i hope your week was lovely, too.
Weekly Diary is a project for 2013. You can read more about it here.