Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Week 30: pictures from Cape Cod

Our week in Cape Cod was lovely, and already seems so long ago.

We went to the beach nearly every day. The beach is just gorgeous in Truro, it's part of the National Seashore so it's very natural and not crowded. This was the day it must have been in the 60's on the beach, though it was much warmer off the beach.
Zack liked the feel of the sand on his toes.
We went with our friends Dom and Margaret, and their son, Sean. Those specks out there in the water are Sean and Dom, boogey-boarding.
You may have noticed that in all these beach shots, I'm never in the water. That is because I was clearly born to go to the beach substantially nearer the equator, not in New England where getting in the water is basically equivalent to getting into a big tub of ice.

You can't see it really well, but the house in the back with the blue tarp on the roof is falling off the dune because of all the erosion.
Sean just LOVED Zack and was such a big help in keeping Zack entertained....
...and in keeping him safe. Of his own accord, Sean put pillows all around where Zack was sitting, just in case he toppled over. See that blanket behind Zack? That's the blanket that I knitted for Sean after he was born. To say that it's well-loved is an understatement and I couldn't be happier with that.
One night we had a picnic on the beach. Zack desperately wanted some chips and guacamole.
The kids got to toast marshmallows and make s'mores. The guy in the middle spearing marshmallows is Tom, a college friend of Dom and Rob's that lives on the Cape year 'round. Isn't it time for another vacation yet?
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To update on Zack's progress, he's now splashing when he takes a bath, and cracking himself up when he does it. He's getting really good at putting his pacifier in his mouth (and it's a directional paci, so I think that's pretty good). He's also started to pass a toy from one hand to the other. His mobility increases by the day, but he's not crawling yet. He will go after a toy that's out of reach, though. His sitting is great, and he has started bouncing while he sits. I've started giving him pieces of banana to play with after feeding him his dinner, and it's pretty funny to watch him smear it around, bring it to the edge of the tray, then try to scoop it up with his mouth. There is definately more on him than in his tummy, but he's getting there.

He had his first trip on the Metro last Saturday when he and I went to Teaism and the Phillips Collection (the Jacob Lawrence exhibit is pretty amazing, by the way). He loved watching the train come into the station and then once on the train, well, he had a captive audience so what was there not to like?! He liked how his voice echoed in the galleries of the Phillips and I think he may have even been paying attention to some of the paintings, particularly the large abstract ones. We may go to the zoo this weekend.

1 comment:

Mom/Nonnie said...

What a wonderful week you all had. I love the evening party on the beach.