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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Shark Tooth Beach


Last week while y'all were being inundated with Craft Room posts from Yours Truly, the kiddos and I took a break from our normal routine and drove down to Savannah with my mom for some extended family time.

Thank heaven Mom came along or I would have turned the car around before we reached Turner Field. (I realize now that parental threats of "Stop that this instant or I'll turn this car around!" were not in fact threats at all but rather desperate pleas for a good excuse to forgo the road trip altogether.)

Anyway...we left Monday, came home Thursday and managed to squeeze in two trips to the pool, a day at the beach and a boat ride to a deserted island. We had a great time, but it was not in the slightest bit relaxing. I think I need to adjust my expectations on what it means to "vacation" with two littles. The character Claire from Modern Family summed up the trip perfectly, "I'm a mom traveling with my kids. For me, this is not a vacation - it's a business trip."

So back to that deserted island thing. My wonderfully chivalrous and Elijah-adored cousin agreed to take us out on his boat one afternoon along the Savannah River. Once we got on the boat he asked if we just wanted to cruise around or go look for shark teeth.

Um, hello!? Was I or was I not the kid who wanted to be an archaeologist? Doesn't looking for shark teeth sound a bit like scouring an ancient desert in search of Noah's Ark or fending off Nazis in a desperate bid to protect the Ark of the Covenant??!!

Maybe that second one was a bit much. Suffice it to say I had no interest in merely cruising around.

We came.


We dug.



We discovered. (Literally dozens!)


We got buck-nekid and splashed around. (Ok so, only one of us did this...)


We pooped out.


Now I'm trying to decide what to do with E's collection of shark teeth. Right now they are rattling around in a baby food jar. (Enough with the baby food jars already, I know.) I was thinking of creating something like this and putting it up in his room (using shark teeth, not cereal. Duh.) Any suggestions?

3 comments:

  1. I like the idea you have. Can't wait to see them!

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  2. you are really freakin' skinny. wow!

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  3. What a cute idea! I am a new follower :) I cant wait to see how your specimen art turns out! I will to a tutoria on Abby's Wonder Woman Outfit next month ;) really I used wonder under for most of it. The only thing I used my sewing machine for was to sew the ribbon ties on the back... I was being lazy that day and had 3 outfits to make.

    Jeni@ Becoming Martha

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