Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vacation Part 1

We had a great time on our trip to Florida a few weeks ago! We drove 16 straight hours. We started at 4:00 a.m. to head to Florida. We thought getting up that early that the kids would just sleep all morning. That didn't happen. They immediately woke up when we put them into the car. They were so excited to be going to the beach! We had a car full of chatterboxes for the first hour of our car ride. Even Kate was going crazy!! She was babbling and kicking her feet all over the place! They all finally passed out around 5:30 and slept for a few hours. It was a pretty smooth ride. No emergency potty breaks. The kidsdid good about going potty when we stopped for gas. I was pretty proud of them!

We stayed in Navarre, FL. They have some beautiful beaches there. The kids absolutely loved the beach. The last time we went to Florida Ryan was about 10 months old and Gabe was about 2 1/2 and neither one of them really liked the ocean. This time they both had a great time playingin the water.Ryan was a little timid but he warmed up. Kate loved, loved, loved the water! She's was our little fish! She would just splash and kick like crazy! The first day Matt showed Gabe how to ride on the boogie board. Gabe did great! It made me a little nervous because Matt would let go of the board and just let him ride the wave, but he loved it! He was so cute in his green floaties and his goggles!Ryan had a hard time adjusting to the waves. The moving
water would make him lose his balance alot. We really had to watch him to make sure a wave didn't knock him over, but he wanted to be out in the water with everyone else. He also liked staying on the beach and building sandcastles. Kate had fun playing in the sand as well. She was so content on the beach, I was very impressed! Everyday after the beach we would go back to the pool. I think the kids liked the pool more than the beach. I know I did! We had a pool with a great view of the bay. It was really nice! Kate loved swimming in the pool. We had a little float for her to float in but she didn't want to have anything to do with it. She wanted to be free to kick and splash all over the place. She even went underwater a couple times and she never cried once! Gabe had fun jumping off the side of the pool. Matt taught him how to do cannonballs, which resulted inGabe hitting his foot on the side of the pool and getting a huge bruise. But that didn't stop him, he cried for a few minutes but went straight back to his cannonball practice!

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