Tuesday, May 8, 2018

My Happy Place

We took our annual "us only" beach trip which is always something I look forward to all year long.  There is just something about the beach that makes me relax and soak in the sweetness that is my family.  I just love watching my children experience the thrill of the ocean, the waves and the sand.  It is honestly getting more fun now that they are getting a little older.  Aubrey absolutely loved the water...we couldn't get her out of the waves.  I just love her braveness and adventurous spirit...she definitely is my child...lover of water!  

The boys enjoyed the beach too, just not quite as much.  The only way we really could keep them satisfied was to give them lots of snacks.  Baylor was content to just stay in his inflatable pool, free from the sand.  HAHA!  

These crazies are so sweet, so special and so much fun.  I just eat up every single second with them and the season of life we are in right now. I wanted nothing more in life than to be a mom, and these three make my dreams pale in comparison to my reality.  I am just so blessed and thankful for these memories and the special moments I will remember forever.

Random facts about our beach trip...

We listened to the Greatest Showman CD at least three complete times on the ride there and back....Aubrey and Weston can belt out every single song.  

Not to mention, Christian played the Greatest Showman on the beach and Aubrey and Weston were doing the songs and dances...musical theater style on the beach.  No shame.

Christian, Aubrey and Weston went crabbing and caught a crab.  Weston named it Max Moots and then cried like a baby when they let him go.  He apparently wanted to bring his new friend to show and tell.

A few ladies came up to us on our last day and told us they voted us "the cutest family on the beach" award.  We were very honored...we took our accomplishment very seriously...even if they were kinda tipsy.

Baylor took his very first steps in the sand...he wasn't a huge fan, the uneven ground made him unsteady but he did take a few steps!  

Christian bought a wagon that could carry all of our beach things... chairs, toys, towels, umbrellas, etc.  I honestly don't think I have seen Christian so excited. I could have offered him a million dollars and I don't think he would have traded it for that cart.  He couldn't believe how fabulous the cart made it to get to and from the beach. Total game changer for him.

We went to eat one evening out by the bay and they had a pirate ship that came by and shot a canon, had real pirates and even squirted them with water.  Well Weston Hayes did NOT like the fact that they squirted him with water.  He was very upset and highly offended.  Oops!  

Baylor Jace has discovered Mickey Mouse on the television/phone and he is obsessed.  One morning he woke up (he was in our room in the pack and play) around 6 am and was standing in his bed yelling "mickey...mickey"!  It wasn't really funny at 6 am but it was later. 

My Aubrey Lane is such a friend maker. She is so sweet and friendly...she can make friends in any situation.  She met a friend on the beach and it was just too precious. They played together for hours.  I laughed because she met her on the beach and they played for a while, but then she saw her later at the pool and Aubrey went up to her and said, "hey it's me Aubrey...I'm the girl from the beach, I just have a new swim suit on, I just wanted to make sure you knew it was me!"

These were just a few special tidbits I want to remember...it was such a great trip...so thankful we can make special memories!  Back to life...back to reality.  Bye Bye Beach...see ya in a few weeks!!!

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