The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Family Beach Trip

This little family beach trip actually surpassed my expectations which rarely happens! We were only away for four days and three nights, but we've found that this is just about the right amount of time for us. I have to say that it was four days of pure bliss!

Maggie started out the day on Saturday by wanting to go back home. Before we were twenty minutes from our house, she missed her room and her own bed. Our room wasn't quite ready when we were, so we went for walk on the beach and gave Ellie her first chance to walk in the sand and experience the ocean as a big girl. It's hard to believe that she was only three months old on our last family trip! After a few minutes in the sand, Maggie wanted to stay...forever. We were pleasantly surprised to see the (really big) grassy area between the pools and the beach covered in cheerleaders! The National Cheerleaders Association was hosting a college cheer camp at our hotel! It provided a lot of entertainment for us. Ellie really enjoyed Sunday's final competition when the cheerleaders were doing their game day cheers with mascots.

Now...a few pictures.

We were only on the beach or in the pool for a short time on Saturday evening, but I felt like we had enough fun for the whole trip!

We took a long walk on the new boardwalk on Sunday morning. Then we were ready to hit the beach and the pools and have fun in the sun. Ellie loved the in-room safe.

We walked to breakfast, went to the pier in the afternoon, had ice cream and Maggie played with the phone in our room.

On Tuesday morning, we walked on the beach one last time and then shopped and had lunch before we left. Maggie cried when it was time to leave, but both girls went to sleep and had nice naps.

We were so busy having fun that we didn't take as many pictures as usual. Big Daddy and I tried to keep everyone happy so we had to try the "divide and conquer" approach a few times. Ellie preferred sorting seashells on the beach to the pool, so there were times when I took her to the beach while Maggie & Big Daddy were "swimming".

Having two strollers was really nice! We like to go on long walks and Maggie likes to get tired. I always try to put the ring sling in the stroller basket just in case Ellie gets tired of riding and this really saved us! She also enjoyed the Baby K'Tan when we walked on the beach...until the sand started calling her name! Ellie enjoyed having Maggie right beside of her when the strollers were connected, but she still prefers to be held. I didn't wear her the entire trip like last year, but she can only stand the stroller for so long.

All in all, I cannot imagine the trip being any better.


Tara said...

Glad y'all had a great time. Our first trip this year was like that. When is the parents only trip?

Lisa said...

Awesome pics! Glad you had a great time. :) I love the beach!

Anonymous said...

Those pics are fabulous! I'm glad you were able to get away!

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