The Tuesday of the trip was perfection - it was warmer and sunny and less windy! The water was amazing! Here are the older kids out on the sandbar! Since it was warmer, it made it alright to walk the few steps through the ocean to get to the sandbar (and when I say few, it literally was only like 3 or 4)! They were so excited to be in the water splashing around!
And I got a picture in the gorgeous water with my crazies! And all smiling - a true miracle! :)
And of course a picture of them with Brad! I mean just look at that water - there is no photoshop or filter or anything here...just pure beauty!
It amazes me how clear the water can be! I can handle getting in the water there - as long as I can see, I am good!
And the sandbar area was pretty big! We all walked around out there!
The boys! Jack was having fun jumping in the little waves - and who knows what Ryan was laughing at!
And a girl picture! I didn't dare ask Brad to take our picture since he was holding Ryan - that would not have ended well for my camera!
Katie thoroughly enjoyed jumping in the waves too - love this action shot!
Sweet picture! Ryan was loving being out in the water - as long as he was being held. It was shallow enough for him to be able to get out there, but no need for that.
Brad and his momma! Love this picture!
And here we go - I have to get one of these each time we go to the beach. Love these pictures of the kiddos looking out at the water!
I sat down for a few minutes and this was my view. Brad and the big kids were hard at work, and I think Ryan was filling something with sand!
It was nice seeing Katie and Jack work as a team (rather than pick at each other) while they were doing things on the beach!
And oh my word - cute boy! He was playing peek a boo while he was checking out the castle...and I caught this!
I think he decided more sand needed to be dumped in the middle of the castle :)
Team effort! They were pouring water and watching it drain all the way out into the ocean!
Jack thought it would be fun to make dams with the shovels (and then he used them to make bridges)!
Not sure what Brad was showing the kids, but they all seem pretty interested! That is where we walked across to get to the sandbar area...
Oh! We did get a girl's picture on the beach since we didn't get one splashing around on the sandbar!
And a mommy-daddy selfie!
And I sat down again. Love that the kids were so entertained!
After lunch, Katie and I headed out the pool! Here was my space - sunscreen, wine, and my book! So nice.
Jack got to come out too! Here they are about to jump in!
Jack reverted a bit after doing so well in the pool by the end of last summer - he wouldn't go in off the stairs! He would throw the dive stuff and then Katie would swim down and retrieve them all.
Katie even tried to get him out off the side of the pool and try to kick and swim - he may be smiling in this picture, but he was less than impressed! Thankfully we are doing swim lessons early this year :) Hopefully he will be confident enough to do some swimming on his own!
That night, Brad and I actually got a date night! At the beach! Thanks to Grandma - it was such a treat! We walked out to watch the sunset - it was pretty dang chilly though, so we didn't stay to watch the whole thing.
Brad and the sunset!
And me with the sunset! Clearly it was pretty windy out there too!
And we did a selfie! I love this picture of us!
We ate at The Perfect Pig (like a block from where we stayed) - we were starving and didn't want to drive very far to eat!
After we ate dinner, we got them to take our picture (I know, aren't you surprised?!)...
Afterwards, we headed back to The Great Southern and sat at the bar - more of my very favorite drink! I need to find a good bar here that can make a coconut mojito - delicious!
And of course a picture at the bar :)
And before we left, they told me THEY CAN DO ROADIES! As in - you pay for a drink and they put it in a to go glass for you. For the love. Talk about perfection (obviously as long as there is no driving involved). I was so excited!
I'd call day 4 a success. It is so fun going through all of these pictures from our trip. It makes me ready to go back!