We left the house about 3 today and got here right before 7. The kids were great on the way down with Lexi sleeping for over an hour and the DVD keeping them busy in between. We headed straight for the sand when we got here. I opted no swimsuits for the evening but took the opportunity for pictures. I think I got some really cute ones. But Scott forgot the cord for the camera so unless we buy one here, they’ll have to wait. I did snap a few to my flickr account though.
So I gave Lexi a big speech about the sand. Making sure she knew she’d get her feet dirty and it was ok and we’d wash them when we were done playing. We left our shoes at the walkway and she didn’t even want to stand on the sandy wood but I plopped her down in some soft sand and you could see her little toes curling trying to feel it out. She liked it. And they spent the next 30 minutes or so playing on the beach. You couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. THAT was heaven on earth. Being with just the four of us with no one even in hearing distance. No deadlines or judgements or schedules or work or laundry. Just us. J&J were about 3 hours behind us so we went back and cleaned the sand off and changed into our suits and got in the pool and hot tub. It was the girls’ first times in it and they both loved it. The water wasn’t nearly as hot as some of them I’ve been in. But it was great. Emma’s comment at one point was “This is perfect.” I agree.
The girls spent the rest of the evening playing, waiting up for J&J to get here. I just put them to bed a little bit ago. Hopefully they’ll sleep in a good bit. I could use the rest. I’m really excited for tomorrow and it looks like we’re staying until Sunday for now. Yay!