once we got there, we all had a lot of fun. see...here's the three moms looking totally sane after a long trip to the beach.
so yeah, even though there were 5 kids under the age of 2, we were all relatively calm and collected at the end of the week! don't get me wrong....there were meltdowns. i think we'd all agree that the best was when sara beth went into hysterics because zeb foolishly cut up her grapes! i mean, come on....who wants to eat cut up grapes? so the rest of the trip, whenever we saw someone that was upset, you'd hear one of us say, "somebody must have cut his grapes up." or, "who cut your grapes up?" this will no doubt be a classic line in this family for years to come!
we stayed at the caribe which was actually across the street from the beach. it had a ton of pools with water slides, waterfalls, fountains, and a lazy river. it was quite a hike to get to the sand and water, and with all of those cool water features, the beach was kind of non-factor anyway. (that's not totally a bad thing when you are with people who like to eat sand and/or are able to smuggle 4 pounds of sand into my vehicle when they've only been in it for 5 minutes.) anyway, we did make it over there once, so we could at least say that we went to the beach!
daddy and wes making their way to the water
every morning after breakfast, we got all of our stuff together and went downstairs to play until lunch time. we could have made it out to the pool even earlier, but every single morning i had to hold one of william's hands while we ran around in a circle with him screaming bloody murder as i tried to spray sunscreen on him. we go to the pool every single day...you'd think he'd be used to this by now. eventually we made it down there every morning.
chillin' on the lazy river
wes got in on the action, too
william and sara beth waiting for a turn on the lazy river
after all the little people woke up from their naps in the afternoon, we got all cleaned up and went out to eat. you never knew who you would end up beside in the bathtub, but nobody seemed to mind!
william, wes and sara beth
we ate some really good seafood thanks to some good recommendations. after the crab races, feeding the fish and looking at the boats in the marina, waiting on the food at calypso's didn't take long at all!
sara beth, william and ariana didn't mind busting a move to some jimmy buffet at cosmo's. wes was out there, too, but he didn't make the picture for some reason!
we tried to get a picture while we were there of the grandparents with all the kids. this is the best i did. we are adding another grandkid in september. again, i say.....good luck with that christmas card picture.
we definitely can't wait to go back to the beach with the fam, but if anybody has a plane and would like to fly us to the beach next year...i will be your best friend ever!! any takers?