Large Family Fun at Birch Bay

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Friday my friend Jen messaged me asking if I’d like to meet her at Birch Bay after she got off work. Here’s the thing, my friends. I’m a morning person and a bit of a homebody.  I kind of hate to leave my house late at night. Late at night in this case meaning after dinner.

Not only that, but Birch Bay is about five minutes from her house and thirty-five minutes from mine. But alas, adventure and the call of the ocean won me over. I fed my crew early (pot stickers, rice, and beef broccoli) and we headed out for adventure.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

When did my little boys become young men?

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

It will probably come as no surprise to you that my boys entertained themselves by having an all-out seaweed war. Because, well, that’s what brothers like to do when given the freedom of the beach and the entire bay.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

It’s not very often that I capture a genuine smile from Mordecai. But look at this! Pure bliss. Mordecai has always been a fearless sensory-seeker. He loves the water just as much as I do.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Apollo loves swimming shirtless now that his g-tube is out.  We always had him wear a swim shirt to reduce the possibility that the tube got caught on something and pulled out.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Fearless Tucker is always looking for his next adventure.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Jen’s daughter had tragedy strike before our evening was over…she hurt her foot while frolicking in the Puget Sound. Thankfully, her daddy was there to give comfort and medical care.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Eventually, the kids tired.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Mordecai found a quiet spot to read his book.

And then I glanced over and saw this.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

Apollo too found a quiet spot to read.

Our large family loves the ocean! Here is an evening well spent at Birch Bay.

This was the perfect end to a lovely day.

 

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  1. […] trying not to think about. It is hot and sunny every day here. We have enjoyed days at the lake and visits to the beach. We are going to the library 2 or 3 times a week. Life is relaxed…or as relaxed as it gets in […]

  2. Paidi Violi

    Beautiful photos!

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