Sunday, November 28thSunday was a somewhat lazy day in the house, no golf and no shopping. I was pretty happy that I got a few good shots of the sunrise that morning. Once Emerson got up, we headed to the beach (in her pajamas) to make sure her sunflower was still in tact. Then Danny, Emerson, Mimi, and I headed back out for another walk/run 5K of our own. My plan after the 5K was to get get a picture of the family on the beach for our Christmas card. You may remember last year's card was also taken on the beach. So after lunch, we all took showers and put on some nicer clothing and headed to my favorite pier for a mini (600+ pictures) photography session!! (I'll do a separate post on that later!) Since Emerson did such a great job at our shoot, we went back to the house, changed and then headed to the playground. She always loves the playground at the beach and we have to go each time we are down. The day ended with an impromptu dance party. I'm not sure who had more fun, Emerson or Edward? I'm also not sure who wore the other one out more!! The two of them danced and danced and danced....and had so much fun! It was a great ending to our trip on the Dever's last night there.
Nothing better than pajamas on the beach!!
Some, well-deserved, playground time!!
Birdie getting in on the dancing action!!
Monday, November 29th
Monday morning I woke up early and decided to take some pictures of the sunrise. I hadn't really gotten any great shots of the early morning, and since I was wide awake, I thought I would take full advantage of the quiet house and peaceful morning!!
It was packing day, and somehow the guys managed to play golf. Danny packed all of his stuff before leaving for golf, but I still had to pack mine and Emerson's. My mom was nice enough to take Emerson to grab lunch and then go to the park for a picnic. Once they got back, they headed to the beach while I finished up packing. While they were out there, they noticed a pelican that Alice and Edward had mentioned the night before. It appeared to be injured. When I went out to check on them I saw the pelican, too. I decided to call the wildlife rescue to find out if someone could come help him out. After several phone calls trying to find the right person, I finally got through to someone who could help. While we waited for the rescue attempt to take place, we ended up with a swarm of angry seagulls around us that really wanted Emerson's snack. They eventually came out and tried to help the pelican, but it flew away. Our excitement was short-lived, we just hope the pelican was okay. When we got back to our towel on the beach, the pelicans were everywhere and wanted more treats. Mimi and Emerson had a great time feeding the seagulls, which I am sure they were not supposed to be doing. Oh well, at least the seagulls were fat and happy by the end.
Rescuing the Pelican!!
Feeding the seagulls...
As always, we had a wonderful time at the beach. The weather was perfect, the time with family was even better. I hope the tradition continues and we can celebrate many more holidays at the beach!!