Sunday, August 31, 2014

Beach Trip ~ Day 3

Our 3rd day at the beach (or Daddy's first full day) was a Sunday.  We awoke to beautiful sunny skies and immediately dressed to spend the morning on the beach.  While the sunny weather makes for a great day on the beach, it can often make for difficult picture taking because of the brightness. Most of the pictures I get of the boys are of squinty eyes and faces.  Still, they had a great time playing in the water and sand.  After the boys had their share of the beach, my sweet husband walked up to the hotel's poolside bar and bought me a yummy fruity smoothie to drink on the beach.  He took the boys to the room to eat and then to play in the water park while he let me relax alone on the beach with my drink and a book.  And yes, I did take a little nap.  It was wonderful!  He even came back to get me and the rest of the beach stuff, and I then went to join them in the water park.  That night, we enjoyed our last dinner with Eddie's family before they left the next day.

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Brody started his morning playing with cars.

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Grady enjoyed a stroll in the water with Papa James.  Papa James could only endure the heat for a little while so they headed back to the room to rest. 

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A dark picture is the consequence of the too bright sun. 

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Evan often chooses just playing in the waves opposed to boogie boarding.  He did this pretty much the whole morning on the beach.  He likes to pretend the waves are his adversary, and they are fighting an intense battle.
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I tried helping Brody boogie board.  We weren't as successful this day.

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The boys playing in the sand together a little.  Evan didn't last long at this.

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Grady enjoyed playing in the sand too.

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He's getting so big!

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It was like attack of the birds when all these seagulls suddenly showed up.  I think someone threw out some food.  

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At the lazy river again.  

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Still loving the "water fall" as he calls any water than falls or pours or moves.

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More sliding fun.

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Yep, Daddy caught me going down.

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I was a little nervous when Brody turned himself completely upside down going down the slide.  

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Then, he rediscovered the submarine.

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He loves any water splashing on his head.

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Driving the submarine.  I think the first year it actually had steering wheels, but I guess they got broke off and were never replaced.  Sigh.

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Daddy and Brody swimming together.  Most of the water in the water park and indoor pools feels warm and is heated, but this pool was crazy cold.  We didn't use it much.

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Sweet boys.

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Brody not wanting to smile when Evan got in the picture.  
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  1. That looks like a perfect day of indoor and outdoor fun! Also, I love that Eddie gave you some time off from parenting :)

  2. A little time to yourself...that sounds great. I love the indoor pool area. It looks like so much fun!

  3. Your time alone on the beach sounds heavenly. Ocean, smoothie and a book. Perfection.

    It's nice that you got to travel with Eddie's family for part of the time and on your own for part of the time. It's the best of both worlds.


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