Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Family Beach Trip 2013-Day Three

Our second day on the beach was even prettier than the first. The sky was so blue and the water was beautiful! We couldn't wait to be beach bums!

We basically had a repeat of the day before-building sand castles, riding boogie boards, snacking, running on the beach, finding seashells, and having lots of fun!

Today was the day that Eli decided to brave the waves and learn how to boogie board. He was such a trooper! I loved watching him catch the waves and ride them into shore. 

After some "rest time" for all the kiddos, we all got ready for dinner that night. We decided to take it easy and just went to a pizza restaurant that night so the guys could watch the LSU ballgame. 

My handsome hubby :)

While the guys finished watching the game, Diane and I took the kids outside for some pictures. They turned out so cute!

Best friends!

We were having so much fun we decided to head to The Track so the kids could have even more fun! Eli was able to drive his first go-cart. It looked a little like "Driving Miss Daisy" because of how slow he went but he had a blast!

After riding a few rides, everyone wanted to head over to the big track so they could race. I opted out of the racing so I could take pictures and video of everyone. They had so much fun!

After the go-carts it was time for some bumper boats where they got to squirt each other with water guns. Everyone got soaked but had the best time! Towards the end of the night it started to rain (a foreshadowing of the next day) so we packed it up and headed back to the condo. We'd had such a great day, but now we were ready to rest!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Family Beach Trip 2013-Day Two

Our first official day at the beach was also Josh's 34th birthday. Happy Birthday, Josh! Being at the beach is a pretty great way to spend your birthday :) We started our day with homemade blueberry sour cream muffins. If you've never made them, you're missing out. They are literally the best blueberry muffins I've ever tasted. Go on and click that link...you won't regret it :)

Then it was time to get ready for the beach. Josh, Eli and I were the first to get ready so we walked down to claim our spot for the day on the beach. The weather was a little overcast, but otherwise perfect. 

Eli and Josh started their morning off by jumping the waves together. This became one of Eli's favorite activities to do while we were at the beach.

The Hargon family made it down to the beach and I made them take one picture before they all split up and started playing. Aren't they cute?

The rest of our day was spent enjoying the beach, having fun, building sand castles, riding waves, sunbathing, and relaxing. It was a perfect first day!

All the kids really enjoyed riding the waves on their boogie boards.

Even the BIG kids :)

Around lunchtime the Hargons went up to the condo to eat lunch and nap while we stayed on the beach for a little longer and ate our lunch down there. We wanted to enjoy as much time near the ocean as we possibly could! After we ate, we spent a couple more hours playing together before heading up to the condo for "rest time." I figured out if I called it "rest time" as opposed to "nap time", Eli was more apt to lay in the bed and eventually drift off to sleep. It worked like a charm every single day :)

After everyone had time to shower and rest, we all got ready to go eat and celebrate Josh's birthday. It had been a fantastic day at the beach full of fun in the sun. We couldn't wait for more!

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