Thursday, June 8, 2017

Beach Trip - Day 5 (Marine Lab & Beach Play)

Who looks super cute & knows it? These
I like the fact that the girls are finally sleeping in while on vacay, I mean maybe it is cause they are going to bed later than normal.  But whatever it is, I'm happy to be able to sleep in to at least 7:30.
Last year when we came to the beach we took the girls to Seymour Discovery Marine Lab and they loved it, I did too.  It's not very big but there's a lot of fun things to see and learn.  This year we knew we had to go back since the girls had so much fun last year. 
Once we got inside you pick up a laminated page and go on a scavenger hunt to the find all the animals on the page, the girls love that part.  A sweet lady that worked there was walking around with us and the girls learned some amazing things, like that the baby sharks that were there are nocturnal and they even got to see a baby shark in the embryo.  She showed us where the octopus was and how it transforms itself.  The girls loved being able to touch the starfish & hermit crab. 

Coral made out of yarn, super cool

Once we left the Marine Lab, we headed for lunch. We went to this place called burger.  it was good.  They had so many different kinds of hamburgers & fries to choose from. 

After getting back from lunch, the girls put on some shorts and we headed down to the beach.  We was a lot colder down at the beach than any of the other days.  But the girls didn't care.  Lots of running and screaming with excitement. 
When it got to cold down at the beach, we made the trek back up the big hill and everyone relaxed/napped before we went out to dinner.  Every year we come we have to go to Star Bene, an Italian restaurant we've been going to for the last 6 years.  The girls love it because the name reminds them of the movie Sand Lot.  When we got back from dinner, we set our Monopoly game back up and continued playing (we've been playing for 2 days), Kaylee is obsessed.  Another good day, tomorrow we are headed to do tide pools & more playing at the beach.

a certain toddler didn't want to leave to go back to the beach house!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Beach Trip - Day 3 (Beach Fun)

It was another low key day, my husband had to work so we spent our time down at the beach.  The girls don't mind, even though it was colder, it was still the best day for them so far.  When we got to the beach, I noticed all this wood in a circle.  The girls and I went to investigate, it was a big hole.  So of course we had to set up our stuff right by it so the girls could play in it. 
There weren't as many crabs today as yesterday, but the girls managed to catch a few.  The big hole was more interesting that the crabs.  Running back and forth to the water was on there list of things to do too.  They started to argue in the hole, so grandma asked Kendall if she wanted to build sand castles for the army men.  So the fun of sand castle village started.  Once they got some sand castle's built, it was time to find some treasures to decorate them.  Keira then came out and wanted to build a village next to Kendalls.  So mommy helped Keira and then we decorated it.  It turned out so cute and the girls loved it.
After the beach we headed back to the beach house for lunch and a much needed nap for everyone, even mommy!  After naptime we got changed into warmer clothes and walked down to dinner.  Before Jason's brother left the next day, we headed back to the beach for our annual family picture, it was so cold down there but the girls did great.  Another great day!

Tank: here / earrings: here

Donut Suit: here

Tropical suit: here

Kaylee's suit: here

Next year there will be another little granddaughter joining the girl group