Sunday, September 30, 2012

Summer vacation 2012

Without a doubt, this vacation was about the boy!  Anything, and almost everything, he wanted, he got.  You want another donut...that makes 3, ok!  Beach....yes!  You want to sleep in NaNa and Paw Paw's condo...of course!  I think it was a real vacation for him.  It was a busy week, and he was exhausted at the end of every day.  No real chance to be scared of anything. 
We were able to get outside a little bit on our first real day there. Emaline had her first trip to the pool, and seemed rather unaffected.  No smiles but no signs of distress either.  The weather kinda deteriorated that evening, and we weren't able to go to the beach.  We didn't need the beach when we had NaNa and Paw Paw! 
The next day was forecast to be bad weather (it wasn't), so we planned a trip to the Airplane Museum.  They had some really cool stuff there!  Gavin enjoyed himself and Paw Paw enjoyed telling Gavin everything he knew. 
The rest of the time was pretty much a repeat of the day before...Gavin waking up wanting to go to the beach!  And he did.  And he loved it.  He loved chasing the tiny birds.  He loved digging in the sand.  He loved crabbing at night, which is a ridiculously fun activity to watch and to participate!  You are basically hunting these little (and sometimes BIG) crabs in the dead of night armed only with a flash light and net.  Some people, Gavin and NaNa, caught said crabs with their bare hands! 
We ate dinner together every night and just spent time as a family...the way it should be!  Michelle and Leonard came over the weekend to help celebrate Paw Paw's 60th birthday!  We grilled out and ate cupcakes to help him welcome in the new decade!

 Emaline laughing at brother....

 Me and my big boy.
 Gavin loves his Paw Paw...

 Get 'em, Dada!
 Poor little crabs...we let them go at the end of the night.

 Gavin helping Paw Paw with his present.

 Bathing beauty.  She did not like the sand!

 Uncle Leonard and Gavin burying Dada.

 Happy birthday, Paw Paw!
 THAT's why!
 Glad you're ok.
Best pic of week! Sums it up pretty good.
We had so much fun!  Can't wait until next year when Emaline is a little older and can enjoy the beach a little more.  

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