What a fantastic final week of summer–family and vacation (and lots of lobster!) in coastal Maine — Mom & Dad rented a place in Corea, just outside of Acadia National Park (thanks Mom & Dad!!!). Family:
Surprise birthday celebration on the back porch of the Corea place
Lots of family to enjoy! Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Grandparents, great uncles, great aunts, great grandparents, and more!
Aunts and Uncles who shouldn’t sleep as much as they do! (Thanks for all the help with childcare during the week!!!)
Did I mention beaches?
GIANT Boots at Freeport (LL Bean)
And friends!! (BEVIN!! WAHOO!) in Freeport, lunchin’ w/ Carrie and the kids (and all of us). So great to visit with everyone!
Oh, “This is not your ordinary, everyday stuff!” — that’s what Torsten said while running in and out of the breaking waves of the Atlantic Ocean at Sandy Beach in Acadia National Park with his cousins.
If you are a masochist (or grandparent) and need to see all 224 photos.. well…
We met some friends for a morning hike in the Jemez (we went up the East Fork side of the East Fork, as opposed to the Los Conchas side we usually go up). It was a great time, happy kids, happy dogs (and therefore happy adults!). There were some downed trees that Torsten loved pulling the bark off of and exposing cool bugs.
Torsten helped Aven get on the bear fuzzy hat that was knit for him–I think it was by Aunt Kori, or was it Grams?
We took a great hike up in the Jemez (East Fork/Los Conchas) with perfect weather. More pictures to come, but Torsten and Aven are happy siblings!