As it turns out, we will likely leave a day early due to weather, but that's why we worked so hard to get here a day early-- we knew storms could change our travel plans, especially in the middle of midwest summer. 5 days on the beach was always the plan. Also, Cooper has a low grade fever and a rash on his diaper area and trunk-- his 2nd fever and first rash-- so we kind of want to be home. Did I mention he is sleeping like shit? Yeah.
Today was our 7th anniversary, and we ended up having a fantastic day, although Harry was SUCH a pain in the ass, we had a shitty afternoon for awhile. It's not that he doesn't listen-- he does. It's that he does THE EXACT OPPOSITE of what we ask him to do-- whatever we ask him to do, whether it's something low stakes like hey, don't use so much wet sand, you'll never be able to make a castle with that bucket or something more important like hey, don't go in the bedroom and wake up the sleeping baby. Whatever we say, he does the opposite. Hopefully it's a short-lived phase.
We rallied, showered, and went to dinner at a fantastic fish place where we ate on the harbor. The kids slept for 20 minutes in the car and woke up refreshed and ready to pig out and shop for cheesy island souvenirs.
We came home from dinner still in good moods all around and took some pictures on the beach. For some reason, my photos imported in random order, but trust me-- it was a good day.
|Jack falling in a hole, of course.|
|Lady taking our picurue was concerned that the kids didn't all smile at the same time. Yeah. Welcome to my life.|
|We built Mt. Gloopmore at 3 this afternoon and it was still there at 7 pm (a little diminished, but still standing). the boys were thrilled.|
|Ben and I had brownie sundaes for lunch at our favorite ice cream pace today after feeding the kids their favorite hotel kiddie meals in pails. A win all around.|
|Ben took H and J for pnoy rides while Cooper and I had an afternoon nap.|
|This poor pony looks really small under Harry|
|Much more Jack's size|
|Cooper is an emphatic drinker|
|So! Much! Food!|
|Outside the hotel|
|Ha! We retook this selfie.|
|Kids smiling under threat of losing their new stuffed animals.|
|Searching for Mt. Gloopmore|
|A little dangerous|