Monday, August 29, 2011


We woke up in the morning and had a few minutes of relaxing and snuggling before our big day at the beach and catching crabs
Everyone slept great in this adorable house
And off we went to meet up with cousins and Karen and Norwin for my kids first visit to the ocean- they were in love
Petter's cousins, Jared and Barrett have crab traps and set some turkey legs out for a few days to get nice and smelly so the crabs would come running
Simeon was way into it

We walked along the pier and took in the views of beautiful Westport, Washington

Sisters watching the show
They let Sim hold the rope and throw the trap in the water
The family genetically has enormous calves- so we had to see them together to compare- the order is Barrett, Petter, Jared- pretty close family resemblance.

Barrett throwing his trap in to sit for a few hours at the bottom
Jayda made a new friend- her second cousin Bella, they enjoyed an ice cream before we headed to the beach

The beach was beautiful, the sun was out and the kids had so much fun while some of the adults took a breather

Simeon was in sand and water heaven

There were so many sand dollars all over the place

The sand was so sticky we had to hose the kids down before they got in the car
A few hours later back at the crab traps to see if we caught anything- they have to be at least 6 inches across for Dungeness
We ended up catching 6 crabs: a few dungeness and a few rock
We had to throw a few back because they were too small. We learned a lot about crab anatomy: this ones a male- females we had to throw back
We ended up buying a few more crabs and then headed over to Jared's house for our feast. Simeon has a new BFF named Norwin
We had the most delicious meal ever: all the crab we could eat, baked potatoes, watermelon and salad
Part of what makes it so yummy is the effort it takes just to eat a piece
We ate our fill and loved hanging out with the family and seeing cousins we rarely get to see
And the kids topped the night off with a game before we had to say good bye for the night.
We love crab!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun trip! I love your family picture at the top too.