first swim meet

Being on vacation, we missed the first two swim meets. We were all a little bit nervous arriving to our first meet. Thankfully it was at our own club.

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Sean doing freestyle. The little guys swim half the length and are caught by an older kid

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Will was excited

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up on the diving board

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on your mark, get set

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go!

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Will gave it his all

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and came in first by a landslide

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next up the back stroke

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Charlie’s back stroke

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and getting up to dive

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on your mark, get set

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go!

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it was a blast

video of Sean’s first swim:

more cape pictures

found this gem of a picture, Charlie kissing a Hake

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dinner at Corporation beach

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early morning beach fun

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Sean’s down-time

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playing with Lego guys

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a great game of Candyland

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at the Beachcomber

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Will with his favorite food

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this is the path down to the beach

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if you click to enlarge this picture, you will see Sean in a white shirt between the life guard and the person in blue on the path.

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the boys

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deep sea fishing 2015

last year we went on a kids  2014 fishing trip and 2014 fishing videos

this year, we knew they could handle the full four hours

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we caught so much fish, enough for 2-3 meals

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charlie said that he’d kiss the first fish he caught, even though it was a skate, he lived up to his word!

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the fish are slimy so I dropped this poor guy before I got this picture, yuck

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cleaning our loot

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another great trip!

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Fourth of July

we started our vacation on the fourth and first thing Dan installed a fence around the neighbors property since she was trying to enlarge her property over the line. He did it in record time with the boys help.

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then we hit the beach with their cousin

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forever trying to shake their booties in our direction

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and celebrated with sparklers

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and fireworks

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and with an iPhone app:

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iPhone catch up from June

first up, Maddie hanging with the big dogs

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trying to start the summer off right with chores: they earn points that they can turn in for cash

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come on guys… act your age! ha!

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crafting their own costumes

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night swimming at the pool

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these long summer days can wipe a boy out!

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wedding weekend

Steve and Liz were married last weekend in NJ

We dropped Maddie off at a sitters house

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and hopped into the car really early and hit the road

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thankfully their cousin was there

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and my sister-in-law

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the rehearsal dinner was amazing, the food was spectacular

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the kids had their own table

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but we were not far away

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the guys were up to almost 11

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the next morning, Dan got some football and soccer in with the guys

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at the church we were ushered to the front row, I was worried, threatened them with a week iPad removal and no cake. But not to worry, two out of the three fell asleep on me from being up so late the night before.

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all refreshed and ready to party

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I’m so thankful for this family photo, it’s the first one we have since the guys were little. Going to print it off now!

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at the cocktail hour with a cousin

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making their grand entrance!

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I snagged the next two photos from Facebook

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congratulations!

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while we were away, the sitter sent me a couple pictures of Maddie. This one was taken at the dog show she went to, looks like she is hiding.

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and on a walk.

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