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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Beach Trip 2010

We decided this year we really needed a beach vacation. Both Geoffery and I grew up vacationing in Florida every summer with our families. To us its not a vacation without the beach, specifically in Florida. Luckily, we got there before the oil spill did and we all enjoyed the beach for a week long. I think the oil finally reached the beach a week after we were there. Whew! We really had a good time. We went and stayed at a SUPER nice condo with my parents- THANK YOU!! Everyday we would wake up, throw on our bathing suits, go to the beach for 3-4 hours, come up take naps, get ready, and go out to eat. It was heaven.

As you all know, vacationing with children is really like a business trip for the parents (line from modern family). You never really know how they're going to react when you take them across the country and travel to places they've never been. Well I have to say this... they were angels the ENTIRE time we traveled- seriously perfect. Once we got there, they were still really good until Grant woke up with some crazy looking knee caps, ankles, and elbows. They were sooo swollen and he couldn't even bend them. Geoffery took him to urgent care and the doctor told us he was bitten by sand fleas (never heard of 'em). After that he had hives for 3 days if he even thought about itching them. They put him on a steroid to help with the bites and if you've ever had a kid on steroids you know they make them a little crazy. Grant had a ton of energy and he was scratching like crazy. We decided that we better not go back to the beach and decided to hang by the pool all day. So we did that for three days and it really helped. He wouldn't scratch if he was in the pool because it kept him cool and he also didn't scratch while he slept. So we just kept him doing those two things- THANK GOODNESS HE SLEPT!! I have to say, for as uncomfortable as he had to feel, he really did well not complaining about it and just having fun- it couldn't have been much worse. So all in all the vacation wasn't ruined thanks to sand fleas.

We had a lot of great memories one being that Grant got over his fear of pools! He finally let us put him in the water and move around without screaming at the top of his lungs. By the end, he was even jumping into the water and letting us catch him. I was sooo proud because I LOVE swimming and before this trip he wouldn't even get his big toe wet. Madelyn loves the water and had a ton of fun. It was great because she would take her morning nap outside and just fall asleep in my arms- again she was great!!

Geoffery and I were very happy with out vacation. I wouldn't say it was relaxing, but it was a ton of fun. Thanks mom and dad! My sister and her husband and two kids were also able to come and my little bro and his cute wife too. We had a blast. Here are the promised pictures for my family. WARNING- there are a TON of them. Sorry if I bore you guys!


Scott, Andi and Jack said...

What a fun trip! I will forever love the Florida trip I took with your fam.
Vacations are ROUGH with the babies. Poor Grant! What a little trooper. Your kids are just so adorable. And might I add that you look so stinking skinny.
It's funny that you said your phone died--I actually texted you the day before we took Jack to see Thomas to see if by any chance you guys could come. Call me! 760-9094

Jeff and Shauna said...

so fun! I love the beach. braving it with 2 kids though wow. I love seeing your cute kids. keep up the posts!

Cassidee Garner said...

What a fun little vacation!! I wanted too come!! I hope u had a blast!! I might try to convince my parents to go to Florida and hang with my cousins and so forth!!

Kenzie - Ryan - Livee- Emmeline said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun. I love the white sand. It is beautiful. You took some awesome photos. I have never been to Florida but it looks amazing. By the way, your yard looks so so good. I love your house more and more every time I go by it. It is my favorite house in Rexburg!

Caryn said...

I love your Florida shots. Nice work, and it looks like you had a blast! The black and white photos add a nice touch, and your children have got to be the most beautiful on the planet. I am not kidding you. So sweet. They take after their gorgeous parents. :)

Aimee Anthony Morgan said...

Audrey, this totally reminded me of the awesome trip with you in 8th grade!! :) Your family is precious! Hope to have a phone date soon...I think we need to set this up!