This all comes from this past week. The kids and I made the VERY long treck down to Florida to have vacation for a week. This was not a normal vacation for me, this was one where I actually got to relax, WHAT???!! relax on a vacation? I know, I was surprised too! We rented a house with a pool, and really didn't do a whole lot else! We hit the beach twice and did some bowling and putt putt, but that was it. And, you know what....it was glorious!!!! It was Lainey's first trip (I assume) to the beach, so I know I should have gotten at least 100 pictures....but I got just these....
|Lainey's first steps on the beach!|
|"Mom...we're staring at the sun!"|
The kids spent most of their time in the pool so you would think I would have gotten lots of pics of that too....but again, I didn't!! I got to relax by the pool and read and watch the kids play together without fighting, and I got to play many games of monkey in the middle, and watch Gavin throwing Lainey in the water. We had popsicles in the hot tub, and played until our eyes were hurting from the chlorine. I got a couple of pics....but the memories are so much better!!
|She may or may not have been eating the sand...|
|So awesome to have gotten to meet up with another adoptive family!|
|Yeah!! Popsicles for breakfast!|
So, yes, I failed in the Pinterest-y world we live in...but the kids told me so many times that this was the "best vacation ever!", which means I guess I wasn't really a failure! I need to remember now that even though we aren't on vacation, I need to enjoy them now, before they are too cool to hang out with me!!