Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vacation in Review



We’re BACK!

Back to the blaring sun.

Back to 90 degree weather.

Back to the land of No Cousins for Joseph to Follow Around.



An excellent time was had by all.  We enjoyed some mild-ish, not too windy, not too rainy weather at the beach.

Joseph was not sure about the sand at first


but soon he loved it and was running around

IMG_3645 and splashing through the tide pools with the best of them.


Then, it was time to test out the ocean for the first time.





He loved it! (Did you notice that Brian was still wearing his [only pair of] shoes?) 


Joseph called the waves “uh-ohs” as in “Uh-oh, this ice cold water is crashing on my legs over and over.”


He really didn’t seem to mind, and when it was time to get out, he was quite “disappointed.”



He also had a great time following around/watching his many cousins



(If you look really hard you can kind of see me hiding behind his head…)

He did NOT think it was very neat when Mommy held any of the babies though.  Which gives me lots of warm fuzzy feelings as to his reaction when baby #2 comes in February.

He seemed to be fighting off a fever/virus thing on the way home, although he was still very good and virtually whine-free.


We tried NOT to focus on how LOOOONG the drive was, but to appreciate some of the various scenery instead.




To all of my family- it was great to see you guys!  Hopefully I will quickly forget that long, long, drive and we will be headed your way again soon!



Jen said...

what an awesome trip!

septembermom said...

That's a terrific trip. Wonderful photos! Lots of great memories. Joseph looks like he had fun:) I remember when my little ones would freak when I held a little baby. They get so protective of you. Once your little one comes home, he'll get all mushy about "his" new little baby. It is going to be a wonderful time for your family as you prepare for your new addition. Enjoy.

T Rex Mom said...

Looks like a fun family vacation. I love the photo with all the cousins. And the photos at the beach are just priceless.

Glad you're back and can't wait to hang out. T Rex misses his friends.

britney said...

That picture of Brian carrying Joseph out of the ocean with him crying is so good. I love the smile on Brian's face.

Mommy of M's said...

Looks like fun! That second picture of the drive home is amazing!!

Nina said...

Sounds like so much fun! We went to the ocean last year and this year but Thomas reacted like it was his first time this year because he was too little last year to remember. He hated the water at first but quickly fell in love.