This year we stayed local and went to a magnificent house on Tilghman Island, right out side of St. Michaels. We felt...at home. It was perfect. The kids got to fish and crab off of the dock and the amenities were amazing. The house had a beautiful pool, screened in porch and playground on the property. We were able to go boating, tubing and crabbing on Pa's boat. We were pretty much sold that we will be moving to the shore one day...and we are counting down until then!
Ema and Pa had a HUGE tub in the master suite where Ema bathed the kids each night.
The kids loved going out onto the dock to fish and look at the crabs... although it gave me anxiety to be out there on a body of water with all them.
Claire was a natural!
We were all together...all of the time. It was such a great trip.
This was day 1 of matching outfits that Ema provided... finished with new hair accessories!
Ema and Pa had a surprise each day for the kids, and one of those was a princess tea party. The girls LOVED it! They got to drink out of real tea cups, eat cookies, and dress up in new dresses!
Of course Claire got the bee dress.
another amazing surprise were luminaries! Pa bought one for each grandchild, and daddy... who is as much as a grandchild as the rest!
Each luminary was lit in honor of a grandchild, and they danced around when it was their turn, singing and clapping as they watched it take flight. This was the coolest part of the week by far.
The girls were wooed by Uncle Shu and his guitar... just look at her!
And the infamous matching outfit photo session...
Can't believe I caught this!
Can't believe how big these kids are!
We are already looking forward to next summers vacation, with another grandchild to add to the mix!!!