Thursday, August 28, 2014

Beach Trip ~ Day I

We arrived at the beach by about 4:00 p.m.  We had to wait a couple of hours for Grandma, Papa James, Aunt Naomi, and Cousin Grady to arrive to eat dinner so after getting our stuff in our room, the boys and I hit the water park.

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I chose to watch the kids play most of the time since I was alone with them and wanted to keep a careful watch.  Evan walked Brody up to the top of the slide the first time, but I was nervous about him going down by himself.  He, of course, did great and loved it.  He would often turn himself sideways or upside down going down.

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All smiles at the bottom.

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I needed to be at the bottom to make him get out quickly so the next person could go.  He was in no hurry to get out of the water.
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Evan is an old pro.

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Brody came down right behind Evan.  The attendant at the top is supposed to keep kids from going down at the same time, but he wasn't paying attention obviously.

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Closing his eyes before hitting the water.

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He got the hang of it so quickly and couldn't get enough.

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He loves getting splashed at the end.

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And that's a happy face!
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Evan prepares for the big splash.

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I love his funny faces at the end.
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I love the similarities and differences of their faces on the slides.  Both are pretty serious at first, close their eyes in preparation, and then Brody looks a lot more excited at the end. 

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Trying out the curved slide.  Most kids love this one way better.

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Brody didn't seem too sure here.

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But he was very happy at the end and was ready to go again.
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They loved getting in the hot tub to warm up.

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Silly boys.
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Evan kindly pushed Brody around on the lazy river.

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But he wanted to ride by himself too.

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Brody was fine with lounging by himself on his float.
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Just relaxing on the lazy river.

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Then, Evan dunked himself.

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And Brody found it hilarious!

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In the five years we've been going to this resort, they have gradually had less and less of these little dolphin floats.  The kids always love them, but they don't hold up well so I guess the resort doesn't replace them.  This seemed to be one of the last ones left.  So sad.

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We were a little disappointed that they also seem to have let several parts of the water park go without repair.  This place is only 5 or 6 years old.  They used to have a bucket that dumped water on you when it filled up.  That didn't seem to be working so they just rigged this big pipe to constant pour water into the river.  Brody loved it. 

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He loves getting water poured on his head.  Silly kid.

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Getting warm one last time for the night.
We went back to the room and took showers/baths and got ready to go to dinner with Grandma, Papa James, Aunt Naomi, and cousin Grady.  After dinner, Grandma took all the boys back to the hotel while Aunt Naomi and I headed to the grocery store to buy groceries for our week at the beach.  It was quite a busy day for our first half day at the beach.

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  1. Looks like so much fun! I love the boys' faces. They look like they are having a blast! =) I can't wait to read about the rest of y'all's trip!

  2. Wow! You got a lot accomplished your first day. I am way impressed :) Also, this makes me miss waterparks and lazy rivers. I can't wait until our kids are more comfortable in the water and we can spend time there again.

  3. MMMM. That hot tub looks really nice. I'd like to head there right now! Ha ha!

    Elliott is the same way....he loves getting water dumped on his head. Elliott and Brody are just water loving kids!

    You did an amazing job of taking pictures since you were on parent duty all alone. Well done.


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