Friday, August 31, 2012

Lincoln Center Flash Mob 'Dinner en Blanc'...

The other night over 3,000 people had a surprise pop-up dinner in Lincoln Square. All the guests  decked in white brought their tables, chairs, linens, flowers, balloons, china and so forth creating some eye candy as well. Some were even dressed in their wedding dress and white tux. It was amazing. I popped up to the top of the Empire Hotel so I could see it from above too. 

 




Sea Turtle Nest Hatching...

Every year there are many sea turtle nests spread out along my Nana's beach with yellow warning tape marking off the area. One nest hatched while we were there. 16 (of maybe 100) in this particular hatch didn't make it to sea so the volunteers waited until the sun went down to free them; they then follow the light of the moon and swim out to sea. It was amazing to see them released and make their way through the sand to the ocean. They are so tiny. This was a prior childhood dream come true. 





Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sunset Dinner Cruise...


 

 

I love my dad's wacky golf shorts and I love that he wears them with ease. 


 

Clyde's face is too great here. The boat's loud horn blew as we pulled away from the dock and Clyde got the saddest face.




The lighthouse on Sanibel Island.


Family dance party



ipad game party on the back of the boat



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Beaching it...

It all began with these two. 



Batman Clyde & Superman Charles

 

Harold & Kellee facilitating at the kids Olympics


My 2 nephews out in front


Beach Babes for days

 

My sister and her son, Cyrus, who has his diaper cover monogramed on the behind. 




The water is so calm in the morning. I prefer placid ocean water over big waves anyways. By the afternoon the waves would pick up a little though.


Sanddollar and conch shell finds on the sandbar.
One of the houses had a pool that was great when we'd tire of the salt water and wanted to move closer towards food. 

 



Sunset on the Gulf...

No filter. No photoshop. No lightroom. Bam!


Although I had to take a double look to make sure, I have Clyde and Andrew has Charles.

 

My Uncle and his son hopped into a canoe together riding into sunset.


Cousins!




Clawsons take Flordia...

On a good year, my mom's family reunions in Florida where my grandparents retired. With the additional rentals, we were spread out in 8 houses this year. 

I spy twins!


Missing my cousin Tanner this year who is serving a Spanish mission in Las Vegas. 


All the great-grandkids


My Aunt Caroline & cousin Ashton

 

I thought this was a Savvy 7 (siblings) pic but my grandmother got in and Aunt Caroline is out 


Every night a different family was in charge of family night. 




Best-friend sister-in-law situation here (pic below but potentially the pic above too). My Aunt Gayla is married to my mom's brother.


Family History night


Distractions in family night


ping pong/dinner in Nana's garage



This view from Scott's rental was so beautiful




Andrew wasn't able to make it the entire week so Kellee was my little side kick helping with the twins. Hello Clyde!

 

Nana, Sophie, & Clyde


Charles (left) Clyde (right)


Charles's combover for life