We went out one morning and one-by-one, an hour later, I had them all finished-good enough, which seems to be the mantra around here lately.
(I have these two favorites for Patrick and can't pick which one I love more-little Mr. Blue Eyes.)
On our last evening I did a quick beach pic of the kids, while Jeff picked up pizza. I loved this series:
Some questions answered from last post:
1. Here is the link for the house we stayed in:
2. Do I allow texting/cell phones for teenagers during vacation?
It depends...in Seaside I do (my two older ones have cell phones) because they usually meet up with friends or cousins or each other and they let us know where they are and when they are coming back.
3. Do we bring friends, share houses on vacation?
We don't/can't! bring friends because we have no room in the car. (Which we have to start thinking of soon, since we will have to fit one more of our own!) I really want and need our vacations to be family time. I don't mind meeting up with people, but I always want our own place. I know lots of families share houses with friends/relatives, but it just always seems way too chaotic for me, and requires so much co-ordination it seems, that the "relaxing" part of vacation never seems present. I like to have my little ones nap/go to bed early in a quiet place and have some control over that. This year my sister-in-law's sister and husband and daughter stayed near us at their own place and we met at the beach every day, went out to casual, quick dinners a few times, and it was so fun. Their daughter hung out with Abbey and played with Patrick and Andrew so much which was really nice of her.