|My 3 Loves Enjoying the Beach|
Due to a snafu in our directions it took us a whopping 6 hours portal to portal. Ugh! The trip really shouldn't have taken more than 4 hours, but you know. Fortunately, it did not put a damper on our plans. The kids were excited and so were we.
|Mr. Bananas on the beach for the first time|
After a walk around the beach we quickly found ice cream and dug in. Nothing like a soft serve cone with sprinkles at the beach. Yum!
We spent the rest of our vacation on the following schedule: wake up, breakfast, pack for the beach, go to the beach, picnic at the beach, walk home and straight to the community pool (0.4 miles and across a busy but easily crossable highway), swim for a 30 minutes, walk across the parking lot to our home, baths, naps, wake up for dinner, eat dinner, head out to the boardwalk, eat ice cream (I think we hit every ice cream joint on the boardwalk during our one week stay), walk home, put the kids to bed, Hubby and I watch the Olympics, head to bed, and repeat. It was fabulous!
During our vacation I was able to catch up with a dear friend whom I haven't seen in months. It was nice to see her and to catch up. It was nice that we were at the beach at the same time and I'm grateful she was able to meet us on the beach for a day.
|Checking out Epito's ipad|
|Boogie and Epita playing Battleship|
We brought home two pets: Goldie and Key Lime. The kids were thrilled with their new hermit crabs, but within a week poor Key Lime decided to leave this world. I think it had to do with how excitedly Buggy shook her when she showed Key Lime to her friends. Oops!
|The kiddos enjoying some downtime at the townhouse.|
We had fun and made memories. This is what I love about being a full-time Mom and wife to my family. I was able to focus on them and enjoy every single moment. All in all, it was a pretty fabulous vacation and hope to do it again next year with my favorite people!
|Mr. B and Daddy|
|Feeling the sand between his toes.|
|Chilling at the townhouse|
|Boogie reading his new animal book at the townhouse.|
|Mr. B. checking out the sand for the first time.|
|Checking out the beach in the sunshine|
|Boogie very rarely joined us on the sand. He was on the go and loved the beach!|
|How every trip to the beach should end!|