So our much needed vacation was…well…a trip to remember. My husband thought traveling on a plane with two young kids would be a nightmare so he decided a 14 hour drive to the beach was a good idea! What do you think? Are you laughing already? Our trip felt more like a comedy of errors. You name it, we had it.
It was a record 13″ rainfall our first night at the beach. The waves were crashing under our house. I felt like we were going to be washed away into the ocean. I have never begged God to make it stop so many times…he had other things to do apparently because it led to coastal flooding and this Momma needing a Valium! We were flooded into our house for the first few days. No big deal right, family bonding time. In a way it was kind of nice. Things didn’t look up just yet.
The third day we could finally get out, hooray! Except it was still cold, rainy, and windy. No beach time. That’s good because Urgent Care would be our next field trip. You may not know that Lil, my seven month old has asthma. Many calls back and forth to her pediatrician. Two prescriptions, breathing treatments, and an Urgent Care visit may get us to the fourth or fifth day of our trip.
I won’t drag this out. In a nutshell…28 total hours of driving, two of ten days of good weather, coastal flooding, Urgent Care, and sharks oh my.
It was so relaxing (sarcasm)!
Alas, we did have those little cherished moments that surprise you when everything else seems to be going wrong. The awe, wonder, and excitement of a child experiencing things for the first time.
These are some of our more cherished moments.
Our first day of no rain that we could enjoy the beach. After this, Bigs went into a warm tub of water to get rid of his blue lips because it was so cold and windy.
Bigs was amazed by the bubbles.
Admiring the cool crabs.
Catching and eating cool crab! Yum!
Little did we know Bigs hat was foreshadowing. We really were swimming with the sharks in ankle deep water!
Husband caught said shark. He may not look very big but those teeth look plenty sharp to me!
The classic sibling photo at the beach. Lil had enough at this point. She was no longer amused!
My sweet babies!