Monday, June 17, 2013

this year's relocation

the beach was graced with our presence last week.  i have to admit, it is getting easier to pack now a days since i don't have to load down the car with diapers, pack 'n plays, booster seats, etc.  but i still had to bring most of my kitchen cabinets because an hour is about as long as we can make it around here without some sort of food.  i guess i'll be dealing with this for about 15 more years.  baby steps, people.  anyway, after driving there in the rain with an 80% chance for more the next day, we made the most of every opportunity to get out there as soon as we arrived!

the place we stayed was super nice.  however, they completely messed up our sleeping arrangements (and didn't bother to even notify us until check-in....grrrr), so the full size bunk beds that everybody was so excited about turned into just one bed.

it was a little bit of a hassle the first night because "he's touching me!  he won't scoot over! etc!!!!"  but they were too tired to complain before passing out every other night!  so i guess it wasn't terrible, but some advance notice would have been nice!

anyway, the next morning we woke up to no rain but a big green blob headed right for us on the radar. so we made our way down to the beach for a little bit before the rain hit!

our baseball game got interrupted by the impending weather.  see those nasty clouds?!?

so....the rest of the day was spent at the indoor pool!

but we managed to have plenty of fun while we were there.  we, of course, hit up the putt putt course to show off our skills!

after that first day of rain, we got plenty of play time in the sunshine.

i tried to get one of those really cute pictures of everybody jumping in at the same time.  this is the best that i did.  for the record, my kids are completely unable to coordinate timing and jump on 3!!

but we can totally chill while eating snacks and watching the other kids having a water gun fight.

i think the biggest kid won!!

the next to last night, we ate some really good food at peg leg pete's and then finished the night off with some sparklers that my mom had saved from several of her weddings!

and some frisbee in the dark, too!

the last day, we finished up the ice cream in the freezer...

and put our boat to use one last time!

while it's definitely getting easier, i still don't feel any more relaxed or rested after returning home from that vacation.  ahem...relocation.  i guess i might have to wait 15 years for that too, huh???  :)  but i wouldn't trade those smiles above for anything.

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