I always look forward to the kids having a break from school. I love having them home, and having some free time in our schedule. But I’ve gotta say… after two weeks of it, I’m ready for a little break!
In the first two hours after everyone rode their bikes off into the sunrise, I got the house cleaner than it has been in the last two weeks. About an hour of that was spent folding laundry!
Warning: The rest of this post will be interesting only to Grandparents and posterity.
Here are some of the highlights from our visit to San Diego:
Caleb spent his beach time digging holes, then covering them with towels and trying to lure the Seagulls into the trap with bits of food.
Josh and Simon taking a snack break. Josh stayed busy for hours creating a sand masterpiece, and then trying to defend it from wandering toddlers.
Jonah was writing in the sand, and called me over to see his handiwork. I was expecting to see his name, or a happy face or something, but no.
In case you can’t read it, it says TOOT. Ahh… the joys of knowing how to spell!
It looks so cute, but 6 hours at a windy beach with a tired, sandy baby is not as fun as it looks.
I’m sad that I don’t have any pics of Becca or Savannah. They were having a great time boogie boarding, playing catch, flying kites, etc. At one point Rebecca came to me and said “I feel like I might explode with happiness! I just feel SO happy at the beach!” That made ALL THE TROUBLE somehow worth it.
That reminds me:
I know you can’t see it very well, but this is Jonah and Sadie flying the kite all by themselves!
Here we are at the Shamoo show at Sea World. Jonah was covering his mouth in awe of how high Shamoo could jump. Simon was really impressed, too. He kept clapping and yelling “YEAH!”
It was all fun and games until we got soaked.
Looking at these pictures I’m already forgetting how stressful the trip was! Funny how that happens…