Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Beach Finale

Whew, what a week!  Beach vacations with kids are not always relaxing, that's for sure.  Nevertheless, we love our time together and the memories we always make.  We had all enjoyed utilizing our resort's indoor water park again this year, but I usually did not bother taking the camera because it was just a headache to keep up with and keep from getting wet.  For our last time, I wanted to capture some of the fun to remember.  Brody got really brave and went down the big water slide this year by himself.  He loved it, and we couldn't stop him from continuing to go down it.  He is a very water obsessed little boy.

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Evan showed Brody how to do it.

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An excited Brody is waiting patiently for his turn after climbing some very steep stairs to the top of the slide.

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I  wish his first picture going down the slide wasn't so blurry, but I got better after that.

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He always flipped onto his belly halfway down.

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Daddy was waiting at the bottom.

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I encouraged Evan to go down on his back to see if he would go faster and not get stalled on the way down.  It didn't work.  The boy needs to put on some pounds or something.

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Someone's ready to go again.

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And down he goes.

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Evan took the cue from Brody and flipped onto his tummy.

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And out he comes.

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And this is the happy face at the bottom.

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He is crazy about water!

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Daddy caught me coming out making a big splash.  You can always tell when a kid is coming versus an adult.  

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An unsuspecting Brody waiting for the big water bucket to spill.

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Still unsuspecting.

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And he loved it!

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Did you know kids think they can "catch" flowing water?

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Silly kid.

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Daddy letting a bucket of water pour on his head.

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Evan finally tried the big straight slide that goes really fast. 

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Brody hanging out of the submarine.

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Happily waiting for another bucket to drop.

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That face!

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Daddy and the boys waiting for the big bucket.

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The boys trying to get away.

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But Daddy didn't let them escape.

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Silly boys.

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The contrast between Brody's very happy face coming out and Evan's super serious face is so funny.  Definitely shows who loves water more!

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Brody wins for best water loving kid.

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A big daddy splash.

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The kids love waiting at the end of the slide when a big person comes down because a bunch of water flows out onto them.  The water is heated so it feels good to them.

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Silly boy just wants to lay in the water slide.
For our last night at the beach, we all enjoyed dinner at one of our favorite places at Broadway at the Beach, Key West Grill.  During dinner, Brody was looking out the window across the lagoon in the middle of this touristy beach attraction and saw this store...

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This conversation commenced:

Brody:  Daddy, what's that?
Daddy:  That's the candy house.
Brody:  Oooo...what do they have there?
Daddy:  Candy.
Brody:  Oooo...maybe we go there.  Maybe I get some.

Lately, this has been his way of telling us he wants something...like he is making a suggestion.  I guess he figures it works better than begging.  And since it is so cute, I guess it does.  So yep, we headed to the candy store after dinner.

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Brody got "sucker pops" of course.

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Evan aka Harry Potter got a chocolate frog.

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Playing on these dinosaurs is another beach tradition for us.  

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I'm not sure Triceratops liked where Brody chose to ride on him. 

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Holding on by a horn.

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Evan is a long time dinosaur enthusiast.

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Roaring with T-Rex.

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Riding Triceratops together.

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On our way around Broadway at the Beach, we saw this little bungy cord jump, and Evan made up his mind he wanted to try it.  Since Evan has been a historically less adventurous boy, we do like to see him try to do new things.  He got a little scared when he went too high and he had trouble getting his feet to touch the trampoline so he could bounce higher on his own, but he did pretty well.  

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Since big brother got to do a few big boy things, Brody got to pick out a little treat from one of the touristy shops.  He picked this little wooden snake.  Yikes.  It actually moves like a real snake. 

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Little snake charmer.
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  1. Me and Lance had fun looking at all the pictures...too cute!

  2. It looks like you guys had an amazing time. I love all of the water slide pictures! My kids would have spotted the candy store too. :). Great times and memories for your family! :)

  3. Brody likes waterslides way more than I do. His face is so awesome in so many of these pictures!

  4. Whew! I was exhausted reading about your week. And broke up the reading into several days! I can imagine how you felt living it!

    I want a chocolate frog!


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