Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Virginia Beach "Highlights" Part 2

 We have never actually swam while at Virginia Beach due to the fact that it is usually WAY too cold.  However...the water was mild the the air temp hot so the boys got in!  As long as he could just get his toes wet, Little Monkey Man was happy to run and splash.  He mostly just dug with his new beach shovel.
 Snug however is a fish.  He jumped right in and enjoyed every minute of sun and surf.  He made me REALLY nervous though when he was in past his belly with the waves everywhere.  #1 was close by, but not close enough for my comfort.  I told him he couldn't get in past his knees anymore.
 We took turns being with Rosebud up on the shore.  If she could, she'd make a break for it and crawl right into the waves catching facefull after facefull of salty surf.  It didn't phase her a bit, but again, I was nervous.
We distracted her with her new bumpy ball and she was content to eat sand and play up away from the water instead.  

 Everyone had new bathing suits to sport at the beach thanks to #1's mom.  I think Rosebud's is especially cute!

 Look!  She's modeling it for you!  Actually she's doing something else that you'll see later in the post.
 All dressed for dinner Saturday night.  3 VERY tired kids.
 Look who's standing without help!  That's what she was trying to do in the picture at the beach.  She was having trouble getting up in the sand.  Looking between her legs was more fun.  On Saturday Rosebud stood by herself without holding onto anything maybe twice.  By Sunday, she was standing more than sitting.
And CLAPPING.  She stood and clapped everytime we cheered.  It was so cute.  She was very proud of her new skill and I can't believe she isn't walking yet.  I think she could, just doesn't have the confidence   
 By the end of Sunday (where her daddy's team got FIRST place in their division) she was a FILTHY mess.
 But she is cute when she is filthy!
 On the way home, we stopped at a nice hotel.  We've done that before, as if you stop at a business hotel on a Sunday night you get a CHEAP rate.
 The kids enjoyed another hour in the pool.
 This little boy cracks me up.  These are his muscles  :o)

We got a suite and the boys had room to stretch out on a pull out couch/chair slid up to the bed.  In the morning we have a beautiful hot breakfast that came with the room.  It was a great way to end the trip.  If you need a night away with your family, seriously go for a Sunday night.  It was less than $100 for the night and it was a Marriott.

After that we hopped back into the van and drove another 8 hours home just in time for....baseball pictures and a softball game.  It never ends  :o)


MONICA-LnP said...

great pics,I like the one of the 3 kids facing the ocean,that is a Kodak moment!looks like you all had a great time.

Anonymous said...

Sad we didn't go, of course it was nice enough to spend time at the beach the year we stayed home. Looks like you had fun! Hope to see you all Monday, Daegen misses your kids!