Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ginowan Seaside Park

I am so thankful that Brian got off work early yesterday! It was definitely a treat that I won't soon forget :) We headed over to the Ginowan Seaside Park for a couple of beautiful hours. The air was warm and the sea inviting. The children had such a fun time, and as I sit here typing this with my coffee...I am still smiling. To be honest, I was so tired and had not even bothered to do my hair or fix my makeup...when Brian got off work, he just changed and we picked up Anjolie from her piano lesson to go to the park. Time is precious. So, yes, don't look too close as I am looking rough :)
The Okinawa Convention Center is a group of very interesting looking buildings. I think they are quite beautiful!The arch is the entrance to Tropical beach. It is beautiful- there is a roped off area for swimming which is shallow and safe (as far as water can be) so the kids can play without me hanging on to them every step so as to avoid the sharp corral and sea urchin.
A happy cast free Anjolie. She had her cast removed on the 10th- :) not that it ever slowed her down!

This little ankle deep pond had lots of little lily pads and fish. Anjolie was deterimined to try and at least touch one ;)

Ayden, like his sisters, is fascinated with birds. He is such a joy to watch...and a major challenge to photograph as most of his pictures turn out blurry. He is a busy one.
Lily is so sweet, she does not like to have her picture taken, so I was glad to get this quick grin on camera.

My beloved and I *sigh* God has brought so much beauty into our lives and there are no words to express the priceless gem that marriage can be when we make Christ the center. Brianna took this pic and did a great job!
The kids played their little hearts out :)I *cracked* up when I went to check on Brianna, who normally protests just a smidgen about her bed-time. I found this little sleeping beauty had drifted off in her beauty mask...probably in mid-play. Sweet little thing. God is so good...I can't say it enough.


Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

Oh no! I got midway through, and opened another browser window to retrieve this scripture from Ecclesiastes 4...

"Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

...and then Daddy took over and little people started fallin' in the water! Oh nooooooo! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I love your hair too!! It is so cute.I love the pics of the park. It looks beautiful, wish we could have been there together at one some time! Briannas picture is adorable!! Keep in touch!!! How much longer...states???

liz said...

Great pictures Heather!! Looks like you all had a great time. You all look beautiful.

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! Ayden has really grown since we left! Heather, you always say you look terrible without makeup, but I think you look absolutely gorgeous; just glowing!

Free In Christ said...

I'm so thrilled you had a great family day together. I'm sure it was long overdue, and much appreciated by all. I love the pictures. The one of Brianna sleeping is great.

Cherlyn said...

You all look great; how thrilling that you could have a family outing! :)

Happymama said...

Loved the pics. I loved the one of you and the girls. That was a great picture.

And the one of Brianna sleeping is so funny. What a princess!