If you are wondering why I have been quiet here it is because we had our hands full last week. My sister Lauren and her husband Ben went to England for 6 days for a friend's wedding and left their 2 children with us. With 5 kids to entertain and tend to there was not a lot of time for blogging! One particularly fun afternoon was spent on the bay. We packed up as much as we could carry and went to our favorite little bay beach...one where there is an inlet to a pond that creates the perfect little flowing stream for all the kids to play in. The bay itself is so shallow and calm that even young Noah can wade out safely and he loves every minute of it. Every time we go to this beach we notice all the tiny fish. The kids love taking nets and trying to catch them. A few years ago we saw another family using this big net with great success and after talking with them we went and bought our own. The kids probably could have stayed at the beach from dawn until dusk, dragging the net through the water and then examining their haul. They must have caught 100 fish that day, including their prized catch: a tiny little puffer. It was a lovely afternoon, and the perfect end to summer.