Wednesday, August 30, 2017

End of summer outing with the grandkids...

I'm interrupting my weekly series that I've been posting of photos from my sixtieth birthday trip to Maine. This week I wanted to share some photos that I took last week when we took our five oldest grandkids, all but the three month old, to the little cabin on the beautiful Umpqua River.
Our oldest grandson spent the majority of his time fishing.  He loves to fish!  He caught lots of small mouth bass- three of them were big enough to keep and to eat for dinner.

The other four grandkids spent most of their time swimming-except for our three year old grandson who preferred playing on the rocks or sitting in the rubber raft letting the older grandkids pull him around.
Our five year old granddaughter is fearless when it comes to the water.  Thank God for life jackets!
(photo edited with Kim Klassen's waterfront texture)
Each morning that we were at the cabin began with fog.
It wasn't long before it would give way to blue skies and sunshine!

The cabin is located just a short drive inland from the beach, so one afternoon we loaded the kids up and spent the afternoon by the sea.

The tide was coming in and the waves were rough, which one of our grand girlies experienced by getting a good dunking. "Never turn your back on the ocean!" were words I grew up hearing from my dad. Those sneaker waves can be dangerous!

The people in the background of this photo are doing something that most Pacific Northwesterners know not to do. Those waves are strong enough to pick up that log and roll a person right off, risking that the log could roll right back on top of them. 

We had such a great time with our grandkids on this little getaway. Each year that the grandkids get older they also get busier with sports and summer jobs, so I don't take these times together for granted.  School starts next week, so this trip together was a wonderful way to end the summer!

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  1. First of the Nana cup. :) Looks like you had a fun getaway with the grandbabies. Great photo memories.

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

    1. The cup is from Cracker Barrel if you want one for yourself!

  2. I enjoyed seeing all these full size as instagram challenges my older eyes! Looks like it was a fabulous time for all.

    1. It was a wonderful time! As you know, being a grandparent just made me the sweetest part of life!

  3. Aw, I'm glad you had a lovely time with the grandkids.... and a belated happy 60th to you!

  4. What a lovely place to have a 60th Birthday! Happy Birthday! I can tell the day was absolutely perfect! Have a great weekend!

  5. Beautiful shots, Elizabeth. And happy (belated) birthday to you!
    Thanks for sharing at


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