We might have been just a little crazy

When my bff since the 5th grade, RyAnn, decided to follow me home from Arlington, I was more than thrilled.  I just knew we were going to have a blast, letting the boys (and girl) run wild and slumber partying it up.  I also knew that we were going to have to maximize our time because it was a short visit.  We arrived at my house at 4:30 on Tuesday afternoon, and she had to go home on Thursday morning.  We went to my favorite kid friendly restaurant on Tuesday night.  We had a great time and a very peaceful dinner while the kids played in the sandbox.  On Wednesday, we were up and at ’em bright and early.  Our first stop was Space Center.  Connor, and Logan had a great time like always.  Brock had a pretty good time, but poor Braxton…he’s not quite the fan of of NASA.  He was a real tropper, though.  (Oh, and Camryn was with us and she was awesome.  She sat so nicely in her stroller and then took a pretty good nap.  It’s harder and harder for her to sleep when we are out and about, so I was thrilled with her NASA nap.)  After a quick stop at the drive thru for lunch, we headed back to my house for a bit of much needed quiet time.  Ry and I needed the quiet time as much as the kids!

By 4 p.m., we were ready for our next adventure: the beach.  That’s the part where I think we were maybe a bit crazy.  Have you ever taken a 6 year old, two 4 year olds, a 2 year old, and an (almost) 1 year old to the beach?  Overall it was a huge success, and the kids had the best time.  Even Camryn warmed up to the beach this time!  The last time we went, she cried and hated nearly every second of it. This time, she was happy, happy, happy until the last 30 minutes.  Ry will probably want me to tell you that I got just about as cranky as Cami at the end.  I wasn’t feeling very well, and holding a screaming, sand covered 1 year old is just not very fun.  We made it back to my house a little after 8:00, de-sandified the kids and ourselves, fed them a quick dinner, and tucked them in.  Because of the insane day, they all crashed.  That’s when we decided to order ourselves a pizza for dinner, and we proceeded to eat the entire thing, just the two of us.  I usually order a large for my whole family and usually have a piece or two leftover!  We both felt like huge pigs, but we figured we deserved it after all the activities of the day.

I took tons of pictures at the beach and I could not narrow down which ones to post.

Camryn started out her beach time in the pack and play.  It worked out great…she could get acclimated to the wind and the sand before being plunged into the sand.

I tried to get pictures of all the kids, but Brock and Logan were so busy playing that this was the best I could do.

Connor was a bit more cooperative, but the cutest was definitely of Braxton!

After awhile, the Princess warmed up to the feel of the sand.  I was so happy to see her enjoying the beach!

The big boys definitely take the cake for getting the dirtiest!  There was some hard core sand playing going on.

Ry and I each took pics with our kiddos.

And finally, the kids got hungry.  I love this picture.  The seagulls are crazy!

It really was a great couple of days, and we couldn’t have asked for our kids to behave any better.  They all had a blast, and I’m sure that Ry and I will both recover…although it might take awhile.

2 Replies to “We might have been just a little crazy”

  1. Looks like you had lots of fun! I heard of a tip about sand removal I thought I’d pass on to you (I’ve never actually tried it…so, sorry if it doesn’t work). I heard that if you sprinkle baby powder on sandy skin, the sand falls right off!

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