Monday, August 22, 2011

This past weekend we were on vacation. We went to Cape Cod and stayed it my Uncle's place. Once again the accommodations worked out really well for us and we had a good time. Here are some pictures.

Our first day was super rainy, but that didn't stop us from setting up the beach tent inside and the kids from dancing to a clock radio. Check out Henry's finger pointing move!

On the second day we went to the Cape Cod Natural History Museum. Both kids really enjoyed looking at the aquariums and stuffed birds. I think this might be my favorite family day every, at least one of them.

Henry goofing around in the library.

At the beach the kids did great. (I'm choosing to forget about the struggles to put sun block on Henry.) Henry could have walked in the water and dug holes in the muddy sand all day. Hazel could easily have spent just as long in the sand or mud. These sunglasses are Hazel's, but Henry likes to wear them more than she does.

Hazel's two piece!

We had a lot of fun at the Heritage Museum on our last day. Henry and Hazel both like looking at the "old time" cars.

A picture of we, parents!

The other big news is ... Hazel is walking! Yup. She started taking more and more steps the week before left and on the Saturday before I was pretty excited to see her take eight or so steps. Now she's walking just about everywhere around the house. She's really good at it too. Of course being able to walk means you can carry things (besides in your mouth). One of Hazel's new favorite games is walking around with a bag and stopping to put things in it. We call it shopping, but perhaps she is cleaning.

After vacation there was some coin waiting for me (the week was light on coin, but I did do some).

50 small dollars had nothing.

8,000 half dollars turned up eight 90% silver halves (1945D, 1958D, 6 x 1964), twenty-six 40% silver halves (1965, 6 x 1966, 8 x 1957, 7 x 1968D, 4 x 1969D). Still looking for that 1944D! This felt close.

6,680 quarters yielded six Canadians, four US nickels, two UK 10 pence, one East Caribbean States 25¢, one Bermuda 25¢ and one Russian 2 Roubles.

5,300 dimes produced five silver Rosies (1950D, 1954, 1954D, 1964, 1964D) and six Canadians (one was a 1965, 80% silver dime).

2,520 nickels rounded up one dateless Buffalo, four Canadians (1 Ni) and five US dimes.

11,700 pennies brought me one hundred fourteen Wheats, seventy-four Canadians, five US dimes and two Bermuda 1¢.

1920, 1921, 1924, 1926(2), 1935, 1936(2), 1938, 1940(6), 1941(7), 1942(7), 1944(13), 1944S, 1946(3), 1946D(2), 1947, 1948(3), 1949(3), 1950, 1951(3), 1952(3), 1952D(3), 1952S, 1953(6), 1953D(2), 1953S, 1954(2), 1955(6), 1955D, 1956(2), 1956D(10), 1957(7), 1957D(2), 1958(2), 1958(6)

Found: 2 pennies, 2 dimes