FC: Bethany Beach | 2011
1: Bethany Beach 2011 | The gang's all here... Sante Romaldini , Joe Fiorello, Pam Romaldini, Justin Porpiglia, Will Horn, Sarah O'Connor, Joe Carroll, Lori Carroll, Joe Carroll Sr, Sean O'Connor Sr, Marie O'Connor, Sean. O'Connor Front Row, Dorothy O'Connor (Me), Lauren Carroll, Carlo Romaldini.
2: Stars on the Beach! | Then, when every last cent of their money was spent, The Fix-It-Up Chappie packed up. And he went. And he laughed as he drove In his car up the beach, Â“They never will learn. No. You canÂ’t Teach a Sneetch!Â” But McBean was quite wrong. IÂ’m quite happy to say. That the Sneetches got really quite smart on that day. The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches. And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches. That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars and whether They had one, or not, upon thars. | Clockwise starting in the middle.: Mrs Carroll, Lauren, Sean Connery, Sante, Sean Justin Porp, Sarah, Joe and Lauren.
3: Star Form | Practice Practice is the key....You know the rest! Practicing for the big game Joe and Marie play catch. Marie works on her spiral. Her form is good the spiral needs work...she had it down in no time of course she throws like a girl! Just look at that wrist! Just like our star quarterback Joe!
4: Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary | Tucked away on the bay side of Bethany is a small Horseshoe Crab sanctuary. Sarah Marie and I visited it one morning. There was an osprey family with two new members getting breakfast. Unfortunately I did not have my camera for that! Later Lauren and I went back and found the horseshoe crab...that chased us...not to happy about that. And we got picture of the nest...but couldn't see the eaglets. The snails were there by the thousands...ew! But it was a beautiful quiet place.
5: In the Blink of an Eye.... | In the blink of an eye they turn around and grow up on us. I couldn't resist taking pictures of this little cutie on the beach. She reminded me of the girls when they were little. But time flies and I was happy to have a week to enjoy with the majority of my kids. We did miss Theresa who was home working. Maybe next year.
6: The Little Mermaid Sante makes a beautiful Mermaid! The boys decided to bury Sante and that turned into sculpting him into a Mermaid. They had do work fast as the weight of the sand threatened to smother the poor kid! Everyone had a hand in helping right down to Carlo and his detailing (you who were there know what I mean) to the girly drink they put in the Mermaid hand. (Left: Joe,Sante Sean Justin. Right: Joe, Will, Sante, Sarah, Sean, Lauren and Justin.)
7: Carlo's Catch | You never know what you'll drag in! The shores of Delaware was just full of surprises! It yielded more than just a skate fish. Jelly fish were floating in almost daily. Very sad.
8: Let The Games Begin! | By the looks of the picture I'm not sure Will wants to be involved. I think he wants out!
9: The annual "boys" versus "men" football on the beach. I'm not sure the men are and who the boys are. I know they all act like children. But I also know they all had fun including taking liberty with the rules like there is no "out of bounds" on the ocean side! LSean tried to outrun his dad by going into the ocean...which of course he did. Dad came up empty after diving to tackle him and go slammed by a wave! A controversy ensued over the boundaries. A heated discussion which included the photographer. But it was clearly stated by the Sean, the Dad, that here was no "out of bounds" on the ocean side. I think there was an amendment to that rule! We always need a little controversy in the game. | !@#$%
10: Youth over Treachery!
11: The Agony of Defeat! | Justin catching the winning touchdown pass! | Bathing Beauties on the Sidelines! | 7 | 0:00 | 4
12: Beached Will! The many faces of Will Horn... He was a kid among many. Enjoying the beach and sun like little kid. Like the kid in all of us should. There are many reasons I like Will this is one of them, not afraid to be himself. I guess that's because "himself" is such a nice guy! (Don't blame me for the page title...that was Sarah's idea!)
13: Beach Bums! We had a week of beautiful weather. It may have rained a smig but never in the middle of the day. The beach people got to do what beach people do best! Enjoy the sun and sea! And thanks to the "Pam Method" (apparent by the coat of white on Justin's legs) no one got scorched! Thanks Pam!
14: Sarah and Will | Sean, Porp, Sante, Joe F, and Joe. | Lauren and Sarah | Justin and Marie....you asked for it! | Sarah, Marie and Sean. Look Marie does know how to smile! | Lauren and Joe Do they get any cuter that these two? | Seacrets
15: Let the Games Begin... | The beach and Scrabble a perfect combo! At least for me! Everyone else may love the sun and sand. I love the time to play...and of course winning! This is a picture of our first of many Scrabble boards that week we took a picture because it was so nicely laid out and we used all but one triple word score. Marie looks thrilled to be playing!! Or not so thrilled to be losing....
17: Happy Birthday Joe! We celebrated on the deck with surf and turf and backyard games! And the humble winners were... | Age and Trechery Always Defeat Youth and Skill