Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Peace, Love, Sandy Feet

We had a wonderful vacation.  I'm really to tired to post but we are at my mom's and off to Disney tomorrow so I thought I better capture a few thoughts before our next adventure begins.  Let me just say that the beach is my favorite place to be. I love the sound of the waves, the salty air, long walks on the beach looking for seashells, the fresh seafood, the relaxed atmosphere.  Bliss.

The owners were so kind, they let us stay an extra couple of nights no charge, since the next guests were not due until Tuesday.   We savored our extra days and celebrated our last night with lobster tails from our favorite seafood market Buddy's...they will steam your shrimp, scallops or lobster to go.  We picked up Buddy's most nights as why mess with perfection.

We spent hours swimming, wave riding and boating. David was the rafting tour guide.  Our four were bouncing around, giggling, having a grand time. A man passed by and convinced Holden to get in the boat with his siblings.  He only felt out once but David scooped him right up.

That smile melts my heart, what a love bug. He can be a terror one minute and a charmer the next.  I think that sums up the toddler years.  Holden and Evan are always ready for a cuddle with me which is nice, until they end up in a tugging fight over who gets prime seating in my lap.  I'm trying to soak it up as much as I can before they get too big to want to be held.  Will on the other hand is all about Dad, he got lots of special one on one time surfing with Dad and was pretty proud to be hanging with Dad, commenting on how similar they were - even the same cold after getting out of the ocean.

Holden likes to follow his big brother around, and wants the same things, the same color popsicle, whatever, if Will likes it, he wants it too. They are all getting so big.  We marked their heights on the measuring wall at McBeach, they all grew ~4" over the year. Holden is not far behind the trio in height.

The beach is perfect for puppies and boys. They can run, run, run with no holding back.  This is the face of pure joy and freedom.

Surfer girl Lily has her own ideas and is confident, independent and strong. She is a mother hen and calls her brothers, her boys.

We were so glad Grammy and Papa could join, as well as my Mom and David's cousin Don.

1 comment:

Happy Home said...

We had a fabulous time last year and this year was just as great. Buddy's, the seafood place, is so fine. We ate Snapper, grouper, scallops, shrimp, ma hi ma hi and lobster....Just can;t beat our dinners.