"Why aren't we packing snacks?" cms
"b/c we're eating at the beach." mom
"Oh, the beach has enough food for everybody!" cms
Makes sense to me, Let's go!
Took a different approach to the blog for this trip. Since, I'm old school and also absent minded, I took notes for the Beach 2010 Edition of the blog. ha!
Punch Bugs: 25 *note we live near the VW dealer in B'ham, so that was at least 6
Bruiser Cruisers: 16
**also note, when I drove home, rickey wanted NO part in writing them down! everyone was sleeping**
How many minutes til we get there? at exit 235
Have we been on the road an hour? exit 231
How long til there is a potty? 2 one at 194 and 189
Is this the beach? Montgomery, exit 172 (Cracks me up! How precious is that, that AW montgomery as a beach!!!! EH EH!!)
What are we going to eat for lunch? exit 170, 151, 135
Is this the beach? 130
I want to go to beach, NOT HERE! cms at cracker barrel exit 130
How long til we get there? Hwy 31 Mobile
How much longer? South AL 55
Bathroom adventure for Cason and Daddy complete with beetles, ants at a gas station, might as well say, modern day out house!
Finally!!! Naps on Hwy SR 185
Well, forget the naps, now it's:
How long was I asleep?!! ha ha
To you, the reader, you are thinking this is hilarious, annoying or cute. Well, to the parents it is all of the above, and I must urge you to try this with your family, it gave me relief and happiness to hear one of the questions coming from the backseat drivers rather than being grumpy about it!! I was eager to write them down and to see the variations as we drove!
Here are some memorable and not so memorable moments at the beach inbetween association dinners/Rickey's meetings:
Kailey running into the sliding glass door window and hitting her nose HARD!,
and WOW! from the looks of Cason in the picture below, I think the lesson was money well spent for him as well!!! Those are some skillz if I've ever seen any! Sorry Honey!!
family breakfasts, lunches and dinners,
dramatic incident with cason and sunscreen in his eyes,
another dramatic incident of CMS yelling that the seaweed he was seeing was 'poo poo' on the beach! urgh!!!,
Kailey jumping waves so hard that the lower portion of her bathing suit about came off!,
purchasing mood rings and boogy boards,
Cason shouting "look what NUMBER I found" every time we would pass a FT. marking in the pool!,
being the best darn kids at Kids Krew Kamp - Kailey said it was "because they were shy!",
taking pictures (but of course that's one reason I HEART the beach!!),
Holding Brad Pitt the aligator, who they briefly renamed to Nick Jonas!,
I need to scan the one of them with Brad Pitt and also disclose, that myself, the Mom barely touched Brad - after I made the kids do it and pose all cute-like for the photo op!!! You know how they got me to touch him "Come on, it's like a nice leather purse!" - "Well, okay, when you put it like that . . . "