We had such a great time at the beach with my cousin Sherry and her family. Most of our time was spent playing in the sand, jumping the waves and collecting seashells. The girls really enjoyed themselves. We all laughed at their sillyness. My cousin has twin girls ages 2.5 so we had 5 under 5 and all girls! They enjoyed playing dress-up, swimming in the pool, coloring, making bubbles and singing karaoke. My cousin brought lots of great toys to share – thanks Sher!
We were a short walk from the beach so everyday we would load up the wagon, fishing cart and beach cart with the goods and head off. Leah was eager to help pull the wagon with the little ones in it. Once we got to the beach it was sand time! We attempted to build sandcastles which usually got trampled quickly. The girls enjoyed running back n’ forth to the ocean to get water for our moat. Kami enjoyed doing summersaults in the sand! Brooke did not care for sand in her mouth but continued to keep trying it. I was so proud of Leah – she really braved the ocean. She is usually very afraid of the water. She loved jumping the waves and didn’t freak out when she would get some water in her face.
We spent one morning on a dolphin cruise and were fortunate to see several dolphins. The girls got to take turns driving the boat. We spent another day traveling to Charleston to see a friend. We enjoyed some time on Market street and walked down on the waterfront. There was a fountain on the waterfront that kids were playing in. Leah was very concerned that she did not have a bathing suit to wear in the fountain. She even suggested that we drive back to Hilton Head to get it – only a 4 hour drive there and back! Since I said “no” to that, she suggested we go and buy one so she could go in the fountain. No one ever said she wasn’t persistent. On the way home we drove past battery park to see some of the beautiful old homes on the waterfront.
After a long 13 hour car ride on Saturday we were happy to be home. The girls were happy to sleep in their beds. I was excited to have my Tim Horton’s bagel on Sunday morning. We all miss Lily and can’t wait for her to come home next week.