Feb 7, 2008

Senior Sailing Style



Day 2 of our cruise included a stop in Kiel for some souvenir shopping, where people looked at me with either pity or admiration as I trooped around with my four boys:



Otherwise, though, it unfolded much like day 1. Except for the time I spent worrying that my eldest nephew wasn't enjoying the cruise as much as I'd hoped. He never complained, but if you look at the pictures, you can clearly see his finger is hurting.

In the pool:



Drinking a slushie:



During dinner:



Following an encounter with the chocolate fountain:



And even while enjoying bar drinks:



Fortunately, he's a very brave soul who was able to tough it out:

46 comments:

Amy said...

it looks as though everyone is having a wonderful time, including your newphew!

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...
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Misty said...

OOooo, poor finger!

Ha! You are hilarious, Heidi!

kimmy said...

Looks like you had a great time. I love traveling with my family! We are leaving for the Bahamas in a few weeks and I can't wait!

Kimmy

BeachMama said...

I love it, it looks like so much fun, finger and all :)

Badness Jones said...

Oh my....what a cute bunch of boys! You're going to have girls calling your house at all hours in a couple of years!!

Beth said...

Hmmmm....If you wouldn't have mentioned it I would have just thought that you nephew was a big fan of The Fonz. Ayyyy!

Dawn said...

You had me looking for some kind of injury on his finger ;-) I felt pretty silly when I figured it out. Looks like fun.

Amy Y said...

Omigosh ~ what a blast!! My boys would totally dig something like this!! :)
Hope you had some fun too ;)

shay said...

HE seems to be toughing it out like a trouper, I'm sure the jr. bar drink helps though lol.

Looks like a blast!
And I get those four kid pity looks all the time! Welcome to my world lmao:) and seriously, how cute are they?!!

Glad to see you guys are having such a great time!

Chantal said...

Nice. Part Junior and part Senior! Love it. What lucky boys!

Aliki2006 said...

I can't get past the idea of a chocolate fountain! Looks like fun is being had by all!

ewe are here said...

Glad everyone's still having such a great time!

Mary Beth said...

They all look like they're having so much fun. Do we get an Ancient Cruising post for the grownups?

Steph said...

Looks like a blast! My daughter is a big fan of the "thumbs up", too :)

Robyn said...

chocolate fondue fountains are very dangerous. I see hurt fingers coming away from those all the time. :)

carrie said...

Well, if my finger was hurting, I'd definitely be on a cruise swimming, slurping and enjoying a chocolate fountain!

Beck said...

Look at that noble lad, bravely bearing that pain....

ALM said...

Four boys!! You are now officially my hero!!

jennwa said...

That chocolate fountain would be great.
That look like so much fun, please take me if you go again. Pleeeaaaase!

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

Love it! He seems to be having a great time! Love the thumbs up!

familymclean said...

I think my finger would hur too after all that fun;)
Heidi you are too funny!!!!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

What happened to his finger? You can tell him that I'm really trying to feel bad for him, but it is a little difficult considering he is on a cruise =)

Kyla said...

BubTar has that very same finger affliction. LOL.

MamaGeek said...

Little boys EVERYWHERE are envious of that adventure!

kim-d said...

Look at those four boy faces--just look at them! Who wouldn't be just thrilled to troop around town with them!!! As for me, I'm still lovin' the bony little chests of the Junior Class. And lovin' the thumbs up of the Senior Class. There are times that nothing else says it quite like a thumbs up! How wonderful this is!

Amber said...

I am sensing a pattern here. :-)

Amber said...

I am sensing a pattern here. :-)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

WOW! 4 boys on a cruise? That sounds like an adventure! :)

I am sure he had fun...even in pain!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Oh....wait...NOW I get it!

I am a little slow on the uptake...it is so hard to gauge sarcasm over the internet! :)

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

They are just as cute as the little brothers! Did you notice that sometimes both of his fingers *hurt*, poor kid!

Sue said...

Oh, I wish I could take my kids on a cruise. What fun. Thanks for sharing the pictures...

Cathy said...

I'm so envious! Looks like you're having a fantastic time. Chocolate fountain ... yum.

Jen M. said...

LOVE the thumbs up!

Cyn said...

Looks like a great time - gosh, you all have had such an adventure!

Kellan said...

How cute!! My kids and I are always using the "thumbs up" to each other! Looks like everyone is having a great time - how FUN! Take care - Kellan

LaskiGal said...

Been a long time since I commented, but am so enjoying your adventure. Sort of living vicariously through you and your family. What fun!!!

Just Seeking said...

How funny! he was sure into that thumbs up!

Victoria said...

LOL! And I'm sure there were looking at you with admiration - those boys look like fine little men.

Cute pics!

Shan said...

Looks like a great trip! Love all the pictures.

the dragonfly said...

Mmmmm....chocolate fountain!!

Looks like everyone had a great time. :)

katiez said...

Poor kid! But then we Norwegians are a very stoic breed, aren't we?
Aren't ferries wonderful?
We used to take them when we lived in Ireland - there was a ferryport right across the bay from us.

slouching mom said...

Can I just repeat (because I'm sure I've said it before) that I think your boys are beautiful?

Ben and Jack haven't picked up the thumbs-up thing yet. I think I'm glad.

slouching mom said...

Can I just repeat (because I'm sure I've said it before) that I think your boys are beautiful?

Ben and Jack haven't picked up the thumbs-up thing yet. I think I'm glad.

Karen MEG said...

They are having such a great time together... so cute, Heidi! Thumbs up to you for bravery, my friend, you and FOUR boys!!

theotherbear said...

I hope he wasn't saying "Sit on it" at the time. (that is what the fonz said isn't it?)