This whole past week and a half have been filled with visitors, both family and friends. We’ve crammed about 6 months worth of fun into that time, too. We’re pretty good at that.
First was Memorial Day weekend, when two old friends of mine from high school came to Savannah with families in tow. We went to the beach, we played, we talked, we drank. It was great.
Party responsibly kids.
Then I had a day to vacuum and change the sheets and my dad came for a visit. We only get to see him once or twice a year, so we soaked up all the PaPa love we could. More beach, movies, pizza, and presents.
It’s been amazing and fun, but I’ll be glad when I can get back to my routine of watering my garden, hanging out with the chickens, and riding my bike all over town in the summer heat.
Next up is a trip to visit my sister in Tennessee, where Little Boy will have a whole week to play with his 6 year old girl cousins (the Twinzillas!). Summer vacation!
We were all set to be lazy bums yesterday. All. Set. Stack of DVDs to watch, books to read, yarn and knitting needles, snacks ready, jammies on.
Then my phone rang.
It was my friend A (whose daughter O is Little Boy’s bestest friend ever). Her plans for the day fell through, and she was DYING to go to the beach with us.
Uh…. YES. Yes PLEASE.
Okay everybody no time to nap get your suit on where’s my backpack put your shoes on do we have 2 clean towels make sure you pee before they get here put your shoes on I’ll get your car seat where’s my flip flops I said put your shoes on please……….
And so it came to pass that our crappy, grouchy, tired morning was magically transformed into an amazing afternoon full of sun and wind, running on the sand, swimming in the ocean pounded by the incoming tide, flying the robot kite, sipping frozen cocktails (virgin drinks for the little ones!), chasing the downed beach umbrella and flying the kite at the same time (that was me), and gossiping and joking and laughing and laughing and laughing.
We’re at the beach!
She never took her Little Mermaid wig off. He never took the Spiderman goggles from the top of his head.
Dig a sand castle? Or play in the water?
Play in the water!
Um…. Ok… Now what?
I think I saw a sea monster! RUN!
I’ll save you!
Oh nevermind. You totally got this.