Sunday, May 15, 2011

Family Vacation Day 1

Well we are here! We made it to the condo that was given to us FREE of charge. We are so happy to be here and excited to see how much fun we can have in one week. We got here at 4pm yesterday and had to get settled. I left Chris here with Jacob and Jonah and I took Jaron and Justus with me to Bi-Lo. I stocked up on the bare necessities to hopefully get it through the week. The condo is HUGE (maybe bigger than our house). The boys were running all over the place and very excited but begging to go swimming. Chris and I were just exhausted so we had to say no and put it off until tomorrow. We got some quick Mcdonald's for dinner. Let the boys stay up late and they took a HUGE bubble bath.

We woke up and ate some breakfast and got everything together to head to the beach. But we had to wait a while for Jonah ( he was way over due for a poop) so we bribed him with donuts

but daddy had a severe headache. So when everyone was ready we headed out. The beach is just arond the corner one mile.

It's not easy to get 4 boys, a cooler, 2 chairs, umbrella, bag of toys, 5 towels, and a bag out to the sad without something going wrong. We learned today that it costs money to park at the beach, Jonah's water shoes are too big (kept falling off~not good on hot pavement), Jaron was scared of all the dead jellyfish, Jacob wanted to swim away,

Justus needed something to lay in,

Jonah loves to throw sand, umbrellas don't stay in place with 30 mile/hr winds. We also learned that sunblock does work if we remember to use it. We also learned that sand castles are hard to build

Jonah's shorts were falling off and how could we ever forget that sand will be in ever crevace of our bodies every time we go to the beach. Don't get me wrong it was fun but it was madness.

Back to the condo after just 3 hours everyone rinsed off and mommy cooked chicken, corn and potatoes for dinner. YUMMY!

Then they BEGGED us to go to the pool which just so happens to right outside our balcony tempting them all day long.

So we went down after dinner for quick FREEZING swim in the empty pool (no people~just water).

 All their chins were quivering and Mommy and Daddy were exhausted so back up to the condo baths, snacks, teeth and bedtime. Everyone is pooped but ready for some more fun in the sun tomorrow. :-)