Monday, August 30, 2010

The last hurrah

Summer is winding down. It's a sad fact but one that I must face. I started thinking; "What have we been doing for the past 3 months?", so I looked at my pictures. There is the photographic evidence that we actually had fun. Sure there was some fighting, crying and yelling (both on my part and on the kids as well) but all in all we had a great summer!

Hope you enjoy looking at the pictures as much as we had posing for them!

Filling the pool

A cool morning on my porch

Sleeping on a pirate ship

Welcome Summer!

Catching "flier flies" with new friends

A bug catcher (and a goof!)

Climbing mountains

He's still my little boy

Marty's idol
John L. Porter designer of the Iron Clad CSS Virginia

Fireworks for The 4th of July
Complete with popcorn and root beer

Lazy days

Favorite Ipod spot

Arts & Crafts

Colonel William Crawford, founder of Portsmouth

Our waterway

Hog Island Fresnel Lens

The Railroad Museum of Virginia

Making dinner with Dad

One of the many nights they slept on the porch

Marty explaining artifacts at the
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

Lightship Portsmouth Museum

Standing in the Hollow Mast

A very hot day!

City Park

My baby's growing up

Having fun

Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Mermaid statue

It should have said
"Beware of Mamma"

Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher

Tree stump maze

Taking a break

This is what I'll miss most about summer:

The best part of our vacation is most of these pictures were taken right in my own backyard. We love living in Portsmouth, there is so much to do and see here (we didn't even scratch the surface!).

I start back to work tomorrow and we have an open house for the kids school Tuesday so I guess this is really it.
Back to the grind.

Next week I'll post pictures of their first day at school and probably of me crying. But I am looking forward to having some time to myself. I just wish it didn't come at the expense of their childhood.

Happy Monday Everyone!


  1. Kathy , I have told you before you are a great writer and do nice work creating your blog. I feel noisy reading it but I love how say things. I know this sounds corny but I can not write so I admire those who can. You have two beautiful children who will thank you one day for spending so much time with them. Enjoy the said but happy first day of school. This summer flew.

  2. Kathy,

    What a wonderful summer 2010 was for the Eykamps! You shared so many adventures and exploring. I especially love the photograph of them sitting on the stumps side by side with their backs to the camera. Also adore Louisa's pose in the Hollow Mast. Time to yourself is not at the expense of their childhood. School memories are also part of childhood. You all have so much to look forward to.

    Your Friend,

  3. Awe. I love all of these pictures!

    I think my favorite was the bigfoot one though. That one made me smile. Such wonderful pictures to remember all of your summer memories with.

    Hope all is well with you and the Family. -V


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