Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lake Erie

One of my favorite days spent in Cleveland was our family's trip to Lake Erie. We planned on going for an hour or so, and ended up spending almost four hours soaking up the sun (well, the sun that could get past our spf 50 barrier), building sand castles and turtles, jumping over waves (it was a wavy day for a great lake -- my favorite), and enjoying each other's company.

I had to get a belly shot of Hunter. What's even better than that big fat belly? That big fat belly covered in sand.
Jim's masterpiece. I'm glad I got a photo of it when I did, because about 2.5 seconds after this was taken, Tralee jumped on the turtle's shell and we watched it crumble.

We went back to this beach a day later. The second time around there were no waves (funny how fickle great lakes are -- one day huge waves, the next day calm as can be), the beach was quite a bit more populated, and the sand was hot to bare feet. However, we still had fun. Tralee actually "swam" next to Jim. She held onto a swim noodle and kicked her legs. I think it might be time to seriously consider swim lessons.

Anywho. . . if you're ever in the Cleveland area, I would recommend a visit to the beach. We sure had fun.


Mary Ann Carlile said...

Fun! Don't ya just love the summer?! We went to Lake Superior last weekend - too bad we weren't at the same great lake!

Joni said...

looks like so much fun! I wanna go with you guys next time! Great pictures, and of course the kids are adorable. And i love the turtle!

The Hansen's said...

That turtle is amazing! You guys are quite talented. It was so fun to see you guys at the reunion, you win the prize for trekking up there after your other trips. Your kiddos are adorable!!