Oh and to add to the fun...Collier was the ONLY boy! Thankfully he is too young to really care this trip. He did awesome and enjoyed having older kids to play with. They are all so sweet with him. Plus he did get some guy time with the Daddies!
Kenley did way better than I thought she would. I wasn't exactly sure how she would do in the sand. Thankfully she didn't eat it but she did enjoy playing in it. As long as she had a few buckets or cups to move sand in and out of she was pretty content. She also wouldn't hesitate running straight for the ocean without ever slowing down. A few times she would have been way over her head if I had not stopped her. She would kick and squeal with delight when we held her in the water! I will say, the only BAD part about having kids who sleep in their beds and don't get rocked or cuddled to sleep...is that they need a bed to sleep. I tried every day to get Kenley to nap on the beach and nothing worked. I tried walking her, sitting and singing to her, laying her down, patting her back, the list goes on. She never would give it up and nap on the beach, so we had to head to the house for nap times! It worked out fine, I just wished she could have enjoyed a beach nap...there is just nothing better :) But now that we are home, I am really glad that everyone is in their OWN beds!
they also played several rounds of baseball on the beach! These girls are not afraid to get dirty!
Collier and Mia would run and dive into the water!!
They even made it out crab'n one night with the older kids. Collier wasn't a huge fan but hung in there pretty good!
And plenty of water time too...that included boogie boards, shell and treasure hunting, fish looking, wave jumping and much much more!
This is the ONLY picture that we managed to get with everyone...Kenley did make it she was just hiding behind Riley Cate (to my right)