The girls and I got away to the beach last week with my parents. Unfortunately, Chris couldn't go because of work and I was so bummed. Then I realized that God was giving me and my girls the opportunity to spend time with my parents and that is such a gift. We so missed Chris, but we had a great time with Mimi and Poppy! My niece and nephew, who live nearby, also came over and the girls were in Heaven.
It was a little cool there, but nothing compared to how cold it was back home, and at least it was sunny every day but one. Luckily, there's an indoor pool at the condo and we seriously spent almost every day there!
The biggest news was that it "clicked" for Ann Catherine as far as swimming goes. This was the first year that she could touch the bottom in the shallow end and it was just a huge confidence booster. I guess she realized that the pool wasn't a bottomless pit. By day two, she was swimming underwater and jumping into the pool. The hardest part was making her leave the pool :) She just wanted to swim, swim, swim!
We did visit the beach one day, but it was incredibly windy which led LB to declare, "I don't like where the sand lives!!" AC, on the other hand, actually got in the freezing cold ocean.
After three straight days of swimming, we were feeling a bit waterlogged so we visited a fantastic park in town. We had a picnic and the girls played for hours! Even my mom got in on the fun :)
My sister lives just an hour away from my parent's place, so we got to watch my nephew Will play baseball while we were there. Since I don't have boys of my own, I get such a kick out of watching him play. The girls cheered so loudly when he got a hit! AC, ever the performer, actually brought a microphone to cheer for him. I quickly found the "off" button so Will didn't die of embarrassment :)
And last but not least, a happy Daddy gets his girls back. :)