To start things off, Catherine turned two on Sunday, our first full day at the beach. We enjoyed a few presents and a yummy chocolate cake with peanut butter filling. Catherine was so excited when she saw her cake, she kept running around and pointing to it, saying "cake!". Below you'll see her taking seriously the task of blowing out the candles.
Monday was another day at the beach but we got to go to the boardwalk that night for rides! Here is a picture of Ella, Isaac and myself on one of those fun spinning rides that no adult was interested in going on (I'm including myself in that category - but what can you do!).
Ella and Catherine are enjoying their Kohr's orange and vanilla (with rainbow jimmies) cones.
Our favorite time was heading back down to the beach after dinner. Ella loved the water so much and even Catherine became pretty fond of it. The water was rough and you had to keep your eye on them because the waves would take them down, but by the end of the week they didn't seem to mind going under anymore. You would have never guessed that Ella was petrified of getting into a pool at the beginning of the summer. Below is a shot of Ella, mid-jump, joining her Pap-Pap and Isaac in a little pool while Theo looks on.
Meanwhile, Catherine and I were flying a kite. Actually, we were just holding the handle, Matt did all the hard work.
One of the few pictures I got of the two girls together. Ella just looks way too old.
And of course, a picture of Matt and me.
After this Matt and I decided we needed some more quality time together. What better way to do that than to both get the stomach flu together!? Seriously, who does that happen to? That happened on Wednesday and it then spread to a few other unlucky family members. At this point Ella and Catherine escaped it, so we're counting our blessings. If they end up with it, then we'll have to find some more blessings to count in the midst of it!
Overall it was a fun week. Tough because of the illness, but we had special times with my family and now are eagerly awaiting the arrival of oot one, but two new additions to the Koerber family. Not only are Mike and Sharon due mid January, but Matt and Chrissie have number three on the way two months later.
Well, now I'm off to give relax and watch High School Musical 2. I have no excuse so I won't even try to come up with one....