Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sore muscles won't stop the fun.

Ouch, Jason and I both woke up feeling yesterdays fun in every muscle we have LOL. That wasn't about to stop us from doing it again of course. Thankfully Jason's antibiotics kicked in pretty quickly and he was already feeling a little better.

Jericho and Xander were pretty bummed that they couldn't go for a ride today, but they at least got to sit on the bike and quad. Too cute!

I got a short turn in the drivers seat today, I think I want one LOL.

We didn't hang out as long today, the kiddos were over the giant sand box quicker. They did all have fun hanging in this tree like a bunch of monkeys.

Mallory loved hanging up there.

Of course Jericho had to have a turn.

The kid has no fear...and is pretty darn strong for 3 1/2.

Time to hit the beach again before dinner.

Another beautiful day!

Jericho loved playing with this little wheelbarrow.

The guys brought a couple sandboards along...slipping, sliding and laughing ensued.

Looking good you just need to get closer to the water with it.

Mallory and Hayden were the most interested in trying this sandboarding stuff out.

Jericho just played around in the sand...he was over the water.

Hayden got a couple of nice passes, with her Dads help.

Xander loved running and screaming like a mad man.

Woohoo go Haddie!!!

Jason took a few tries...he never ate it, but came close a few times LOL.

Some happy kids today...does the heart good.

I love this one of Mallory and her Dad :)

Hayden was doing a pretty great job...she has such a natural ability when it comes to most sports.

The big kids were having a blast.

Jericho and I headed back to the house, the others stayed for another half hour or so...and came back in serious need of showers.

Another full day of fun and activity...all 5 kids were ready to crash out after dinner and one last round of S'mores.

Cranky boy...ready for bed! Our last fun filled day, of this trip, coming up tomorrow.

Five Days of Positivity and Thankfulness challenge, day 3.

1-I love technology, but I am very thankful for vacations like this where I am forced to put the phone and laptop down for a few days. It is nice to unplug sometimes.
2-I am thankful that the worry wart in me is balanced well with the adventurous side of my hubby...we make a great team, in so many ways.
3-I am thankful for beautiful, out of the ordinary beautiful, weather when you really need it.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Beach, dunes and fires...oh my!

Day 1 was a success. Everyone slept well, and the kids were up and at em early. It was drizzling this morning, we were all a little worried, but it was done by 9:30 am and we took the 3 minute walk to the beach about 10 am.

It was a little foggy, but there was no wind, no rain, and it wasn't that cold either...well except for the parts that touched the water.

We spent a good hour playing on the beach.

Finding treasures.

And having a lot of fun with our friends.

Jericho is not much for cold water, but he liked running from the waves.

Barry had all the kids following him around.

I got my feet in...brrr. Kids are crazy, they got pretty soaked in that cold ass water.

Jason took this one...I kind of dig it.

Michele making me look short, I need shoes to hang with her...and I think I was a little down hill too :)

We got back and got all the wet kids changed, then spent a little time playing some games. Mallory did such a great job sharing her things.

Next stop was the dunes for some riding. Michele and I were nice and let the boys go first. We made ourselves a little play spot, the kids were in giant sand box heaven for a good 3 hours today.

The dogs had fun too. G has not been acting like himself, I am hoping all the activity...and stairs, just have the old man a little tired. We shall see. If this was his last trip anywhere...he had a good one.
Jason and Barry ready to ride.

He misses his dirt bike...he was really excited to go riding.

The last I saw of him for a good hour and a half.

The kiddos kept themselves busy for hours playing in the sand.

Fun stuff.

G and Mallory hanging out together.

The guys made it back in one piece, it has been a while for Jason LOL, so it was the girls turn. Michele took me out for a quad ride, my first. She is an excellent rider, but I still got scared a few times Hahaha!

Rock N Roll!

After our ride the guys went again. A bunch of tired, sore adults and 5 hungry kids headed back to the beach house for some dinner.

Jason ended up with a quick stop in the ER before dinner. He had a really sore swollen throat, I looked in his mouth and could not see his throat it was so swollen. Turns out he has an abscess on a tonsil, for the second time in his life...great timing. Good news is, he will live :)

Beautiful sunset tonight from the deck.

Xander and Barry got a fire going, Xan was a big fan of Barry...and all the outdoor chores he got to help with.

Can't do a beach camp out without S'mores!!!

My wild crew went hard today, I think they will sleep good tonight.

Xander loved catching his marshmallows on fire and then raised them up yelling something about having the sun in his hand LOL.

We had such a great day...can't wait for tomorrow!

Five Days of Positivity and Thankfulness challenge, day 2!

1-Being told to hold on tight before the quad I was on the back of took off up a sand dune like crazy...I would have ate it for sure otherwise.
2-Getting to give my kids these vacation experiences...even if they are not fancy and expensive ones, they are the best!!!!
3-Beautiful sunsets...and taking the moment to enjoy them.