Sunday, August 10, 2014
We had an amazing week at the beach. Both kiddos were happy and content to sit on the beach for hours. We made it six hours on the beach most days. Henry and Evie played in the sand, splashed in the water, ate snacks, built islands and quickly became beach bums. Beach was gorgeous and we had it to ourselves for a few hours each morning. We met a few other families and were even able to get a few family pictures!
This was our first year without naps at the beach and it made a HUGE difference. I was convinced my non-napping child might take a nap at the beach after hours at the beach but he did not nap even once. Not even in the car! Henry sleeps 12 hours at night and that is the extent of his sleep needs. He had a few cranky moments but overall he was thrilled to be on vacation. Henry is a trooper to keep up with his sister.
Evie loves "cation" as she calls it. She ate shrimp, caught creatures in the ocean, colored for hours, swam in the pool and played with her baby dolls. Evie is a perfect little traveler. So easy and go with the flow! It's amazing how a few years make such a big difference.
I love having so much quality time with the family away from the distractions of our house. Beach week is the perfect time to connect and make special memories as a family. Cannot wait for next year! It will be here before I know it!