We are home (I am sad to say) and we had a very lovely week at the beach. I have been blessed with three beach bums as children so this is incredibly helpful for hours on the beach. Coming home is painful to say the least but unfortunately part of the story.
We started off vacation with a very cranky baby. We were a little unsure what was causing the crankiness. Due to poor planning on my part he had two vaccines on Friday. He is also close to cutting a tooth. Whatever was causing the uprising he started our vacation with a runny nose, pulling at his ear and NOT sleeping. It wasn't until Thursday that we realized he probably caught a cold or virus at his pediatrician appointment. He ended up with a full body rash. I felt awful that the poor guy couldn't fully enjoy his vacation.
The girls, on the other hand, packed about a month of fun into their week of vacation. Rides, arcades, snacks, shopping, beach, swimming... you name it, they did it. They enjoyed every second of it. Grace always struggles a little with the change to schedule so she had her trying moments but we navigated them alright.
For me... I had the first vacation in a long time where I found myself sitting still for longer than 10 minutes at a time. Don't get me wrong. I had many moments where I wanted to scream from all the insanity but all in all I had a chance to relax, have fun, enjoy my kids and spend time with my family.