Hey, look, it’s teenage Emily! Emily officially turned 12 in April, but suddenly started to look very much like a teenager over summer. 😉
Emily was on the beach because she was invited to her classmate Joel‘s 12th birthday party. Along with all their other classmates and Joel’s family.
Despite being 12, Emily still enjoys playing in the sand with her best friend Zoe. 🙂
More and more guests started to arrive. Even Xandra showed up for her son’s birthday. All was well and good until she changed into her totally-inappropriate-for-your-son’s-twelfth-birthday bathing suit… (see pictures further ahead…)
The birthday boy himself was playing with the water toys with best friend Ryan.
All the guests were really giving it their all! (Meanwhile I was hoping Joel would grow up to look like his dad… I mean, just LOOK at him in that last picture…)
Here we go…!
Ah… Success! Granddad Theo seems pleased too.
After cake Joel went straight back into the water to play with Ryan. Joel got the new “Loves to Swim” trait as I can totally see him as a surfdude. 😉
Father and son bonding moment…
Brothers bonding moment…
It was already getting dark when everyone went home and told Joel and Kai they had an amazing time! Happy birthday Joel!
During the last week of August there was another birthday celebration in town. This time at the Anderson residence. No big beach party here, but Benjamin did have coffee for his family!
Sadie played with her cousin Ethan. She’s always picking the kids up when she visits her family!
Grace doesn’t seem too happy about her girl growing up…
And there she is! 5 year old Isa!
After cake, Isa immediately rushed inside. Her mum had told her she could only wear her new birthday shirt after she had cake.
They were waiting for Nick and Nathan! Finally, the long summer was over and Lucy could finally hold her sons in her arms again. Nathan may drive her up the wall with his overenthusiastic behaviour sometimes, but oh how she missed him! And Nick with all his wisdom about nature and his funny jokes. Yes, Lucy was a happy mum! Of course, Jacob, Kyra, grandma and granddad were also happy to have the boys back again.
Nathan immediately started to tell his mum EVERYTHING! About KamKam, about the Jules Verne park, about the trick he learned with the seesaw, about sleeping in trees, about the amazing beach, about Margaud and Leke and Chris, and, and, and! (Read all about the twins’ adventures over on Sandy’s site in her summer stories)
Yes, Lucy, he’s definitely back!
Meanwhile, Sophie had gone home, and when I went to check on her, I found her like this:
Seems not everyone was happy to be home…
Awww, Sophie… I understand why you’re sad… I’m sure it will work out though! Summer may be over, but there’s many more months to come and you’ll see him again soon. I promise.