What a week we had at the beach! It was so nice to all be together under one roof and not have any home-related responsibilities to worry about for a week. Here's a look at our first couple of days together... and the getting-ready-to-leave and car trip leading up to those first couple of days too, because at this stage, these parts are worth documenting. ;)
The morning we left, Ryan and Tally played in the backyard while Matt and I loaded everything up. And I do mean ev-er-y-thing.
At one point, while Matt and I were both grabbing bags from the house, Ryan found the food bag with the bananas and started peeling them all back to eat- haha. Oops! You can't tell in this picture, but he has a big bite in his mouth.
Ryan: "I really do love my new suitcase from my Mimi and Papa- I just did this thing that my mom calls hitting a wall."
He recovered quickly...
...and passed out two minutes into our drive. The little love.
And then about 30 minutes into our drive, Tal decided he wanted to snuggle. In the front seat. With his pregnant mama. Might I remind you he is 75lbs on a good day.
I eventually let Tal ride solo up front and moved to the back with Ryan. Tally gave us a big grin from the front seat like he had the whole thing planned.
He rides like a person. I've often considered buckling him.
Our first stop once we arrived was the popsicle shop, the "Pop Shop," where we met my sister and her boys.
Ryan liked his a little :)
Our house for the week!
Believe it or not, this was totally not staged. The big boys wanted to show us their moves and requested the "Watch Me Whip" song that they apparently warm up to in P.E.
Ryan, who loves a good dance move, climbed up the stairs and quickly joined them. And then we all died and whipped out the cameras. haha "whipped"... didn't even do that one on purpose
My favorite part might be Papa in the background calling Ryan's floor move the "Rump Bump"
The dancing (or "rump bump" continued inside with some "Dance too much booty in your pants" ...we only play quality music for our kids. ;)
Getting ready for bed
Night one snuggles
Our first full day started early. The week before we left, Ryan had started waking up anywhere between 5:15-5:45. So with the time change, this turned into 4:15-4:45. Needless to say, our days were FULL!
We walked down to the beach and caught the sunrise on our first morning.
And Tal LOVED his first time in the sand.
Love these two together
These two pictures are a little deceiving in that Tally was actually afraid of the "waves" (ripples could work here) and happened to lay in the water and play for about 3 seconds.
This bottom picture is him most likely running for his life from the next "crashing" wave. Oh Tal.
This video is a better picture of Tal's feelings toward the ocean.
Each morning we rode bikes, walked, or ran along the main strip. We had the ocean breeze blowing and a whole day at the beach/pool ahead of us. This little morning exercise time was one of my favorite parts of the trip. And this is also where Ryan took his morning nap.
We made a big breakfast each morning before heading out to the beach
Crazy to think we'll have a little lady with us next year! Eeek!!
This boy dances to the music in his head :)
Just walking around wearing a frisby
Love the way Noah is looking at Ryan in this pic :)
More pics to come later this week!
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