Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Aaaand, more Door County

When I decide to write a post, usually I start looking through the pictures I've taken since the last post. This time, the only pictures I took since the last time I was in Door County, were more recently taken in Door County. But, for something a little bit new, these pictures are mostly of my brother's kids.  They seem to *enjoy* having their pictures taken.  Which is surprising to me because my own kids act like this is painful painful torture.  To get a picture of Milena I have to be sneaky. I use a lens I can really zoom in with and snap pictures while she's preoccupied. Or if I'm using my iPhone, I turn the sound off so she can't hear the 'shutter' as I click away, kind of off to the side. 

Like these of Milena. Zoomed in and taken while she was busy running away from Dave.

But Mason and Mara (and Dave) just stand or sit there, looking cute, for just about as long as I want them to. Crazy kids. They'll get older and know better.

These were all taken at Andersen Dock. Its a great place for the sunset. Plus there is a large grassy area to play in, rocks to climb on and people fishing to watch. Can't beat it.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Door County

We've been spending a lot of time in Door County this summer. The kids want to spend every possible second at the pool. When these pictures were taken, it was barely 75 degrees out. And it was windy. Claire can make her own decision to swim in weather like that but Milena needs an adult in the pool and nobody volunteered. I don't think she minded much. She played on the stairs and in the end she left just as soaked as Claire. I remember swimming in Lake Superior when I was a kid and being surprised my lips/hands/feet were blue, because no way was I cold. When you are a kid, you just don't feel it.

Eventually you do need to dry off though, because stuff needs to get done. Milena rides all the lawn mowers on display when shopping, but actually driving one is much more fun.

We've also been enjoying the Olympics. Here Claire is watching rhythmic gymnastics. Its amazing how much more jumping around there is after watching any gymnastic event.