Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Maine

We just got back from an amazing week in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  We went with my parents and my brother's family and we all stayed at a great house right on the water.  Poppy and Sam loved every minute spent with their cousins.  We packed a lot of fun adventures into this week...

{Poppy loved climbing the rocks and exploring in the tide pools.}

{The swing was a big hit-}

{with both the kids and adults!}

{Have I ever mentioned how much Sam loves dessert?  He devoured this cupcake.}

{There was plenty of cartoon watching and cereal-stealing in the mornings.}

{Higgins Beach was great.  Sam loved waiting for the little waves.}



{The view from our cottage - it was amazing!}

{cousin tubby time!}

{sleepovers with Amelia and Poppy}

{I snapped this pic of Marc, Poppy & Sam exploring while we were waiting for our lobster dinners at a nearby restaurant}

{Sam & Poppy would have nothing to do with eating lobster, but they were entertained by my "talking" lobster.}

{We went out on a lobster charter and although Poppy was pretty terrified at first, she now says that it was her favorite part of the whole week.  We all had a blast.}


{checking out a crab that was found in one of the lobster crates}

{We're all geared up and ready to catch some lobster!}



{this was all serious business for Poppy}

{We had to measure each lobster to determine if we could keep them - I couldn't believe Poppy got this close to a live one!}

{Afterwards, it was time for some serious lobster cooking back at the cottage.  Upa was ready!}

{It was the best lobster I've ever had!}

{After dinner it was time to give the lobster shells back to the sea.  (which was really because we didn't want raccoons to try to get them out of the garbage cans.}

{These two became quite the amigos.  Our first day home and Sam asked "Where Lou?"}

{We had one day of rainy weather so we headed to the Portland children's museum for some fun!  This was the highlight of the day for Sam!}

{Early morning fishing for the guys.  Marc was the only one to catch anything and he's still talking about it.}


{Bon fire on the beach!}



{Letting go of a paper lantern.  I love watching them float so high into the sky.}


{Card games were played.}


{We took the kids on their first geocache.  Everyone had fun with looking for the hidden treasure.}




 {Portland was only 10 minutes away, which was perfect for heading into the city for dinner and ice cream.}
We had an absolutely amazing time.  Maine is gorgeous.  I loved everything about it.  We even survived the 9 hour drive and as soon as we got home, I felt like I wanted to start planning a trip back.

4 comments:

Christine said...

Wow!! This sounds like an amazing trip! I might actually need to look into a vacation there for us. And I'm definitely looking into a lobster charter... SO COOL!

Michelle said...

If you were on Instagram (ahem) you would know Maine is one of the states I have not been to and am dying to go to! It looks AMAZING!

Christa said...

Portland looks amazing. I cannot believe YOU survived a 9 hour car ride :-)

Krista said...

Looks like a fantastic trip! I am thinking it would be a great road trip too... hmmm....

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