Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Our Mini Vacation in Paradise

We were blessed with the most wonderful gift from one of Jason's clients, she offered us a weekend at her vacation home on the beach.  Just hearing those words- vacation & beach made me do a happy dance when Jason told me.  We packed up our things and headed to the beach for some fun in the sun and sand.  We lucked out with the sun on Friday but the rest of the weekend was a little gloomy, yet we still managed to enjoy every second and felt like we had won the lottery.  The kids had a blast building sand castles, watching the waves and throwing rocks for Hauser to fetch.  We played scrabble, Jenga and Blockhead when it was chilly outside and had so much fun.  Jason and I were able to enjoy some time just hanging out on the beach while the kids napped in the house and Hauser had a blast playing in the surf.

Daddy made this face whenever Ashley chose a piece to move :-)

Ashley begged to go kayaking, she told us how much she would love it and how it would be so much fun, so Daddy finally took her and they had a wipeout.  When Jason carried her out of the water I asked how she liked kayaking and she said, "It's not really my favorite.  I don't think I like it very much."  I think I would have said the same thing if I had wiped out.  She is a brave girl.
A bowl of cereal while she watched the waves...she was happy.

My teething Monster (Thanks for the banana toothbrush teether Jenny!)

It was so cool because these two were looking for boats and pirate ships for a good thirty minutes and then they found one!  The Pilgrim was out to sea and it was so cool to see how excited Ashley was to find a pirate ship!