We just spent 10 days in the sunny south…
the most wonderful time of the year.
Or was it?
At least the kids think so.
I’m telling you, vacation with kids is hardly vacation.
At least for the mom. (and the dad)
But the kids, oh yes the kids, they would move there.
Life would be grand.
We would go to the beach.
And live happily ever after.
But it was good while it lasted this year.
My children are old enough to handle themselves, no baby crying on my hip while I dig sand out of his mouth and all of that.
Yes, it was good over all.
Eric and the kids went exploring back in the woods where he used to roam as a kid.
I trailed along behind avoiding stickery prickery things.
They hollered, “Mom, slide down here too!”
“Um, sorry, don’t think so!”
I know, boring Mom, just that’s what Dad’s are for.
We took in the local ski show and it was a hit with this kids.
“You mean people can really do that?”
Wow, you really are sheltered, aren’t you!
And they swam and swam and swam.
My aunt has a pool behind her house and it was warm.
And the kids partied hard.
4 hrs at a time some days!
Talk about water logged.
Other days we hit the beach and they spent hours in the sand… and loved it.
(unlike their cleany, cleany Mother who would rather not get all sandy)
This was one evening when we went out at 4, a little less hot, less people, and we all enjoyed ourselves more.
We hit up a few sea food restaurants… for the most part that was good.
Ate a little gator, then a few days later went to see their relatives. 🙂
Any body want to jump in?
We were down with friends of ours and their itty bitty (or not so itty) was a super-duper baby on vacation.
Chilled in his car seat most of the time, snoozing away like I wished to be doing.
Occasionally he woke up and shook his fist and wanted to eat, but usually all was well.
Of course there were pictures at the beach.. just not FL without them.
Or so I think.
(Don’t ask what Eric thinks of that subject)
When you add Mr D to the mix of any photos, you never know what you’ll get.
We had about 15-20 min to pull this off and he was in a wild and crazy mood.
My little family!
I love them.
Craziness and all, I wouldn’t trade them!
And time spent with good friends is the best of times.
Our kids had a party together and we adults had quite a good time ourselves, I must say.
No words needed on who is the most mature of this gang.
We mom’s held things together, for sure.
And a FL sunset to go home with!
God speaking through the beauty of the earth!