Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Back from the Beach

It is crazy how completely NOT rested we were when we got home from the beach! ha ha! I thought it would be a lot of sitting around and doing nothing....we even brought a bunch of board games and video games to fill our nights with tons of fun..but ended up just falling into bed exhausted every night!

Noah kept us totally busy the entire time..and everyone else for that matter! He wanted to be constantly digging, building, playing in the water, walking, running, playing football, collecting shells, swimming in the pool....and on and on and on. We didn't even make it all the way through our beach read books!

Katie was content to sit and dig, but she also had her moments... they didn't get to bed on time any night, and with so many people up and about in the house early in the mornings, they were slim on sleep. By about the 5th night they were fit to be tied for whiny-ness. But, they really were having a great time.

We had fun, and look forward to doing it again. Corey and myself got very sunburned, and now my skin is completely scaly and flaked from peeling. (ew!) We had some really awesome seafood while we were gone and enjoyed being away from everything for the week.

Here are the only two shots of the entire group....

Corey, me, my mom, my dad, Hannah (brother's girlfriend), my brother, and in the front Katie and Noah of course. I think this is the only time Noah didn't have his sunglasses on!

Silly shot!

We took the very long way home on Saturday..via Tallahassee and lots of stops. And on Sunday, Katie and I went to see Mary Poppins at the Fox Theater. The Melting Pot had a special offer for seats in the first 13 rows and three courses at the Melting Pot for $99/person. A group from church went together...six girls. It was fantastic! I didn't get any pictures except one of us after we got home, ha ha. The show was wonderful though... even the plot differences from the movie were really good and added to the story. I guess it is more like the book which I will have to try reading. Honestly, I don't think the movie will ever be the same for me...this version was so good!

I found these pictures of the musical online.The pic above is the amazing main set... it looked like a giant victorian dollhouse that actually opened and showed these rooms. It was so neat how it would close with the actors still inside and turn for different views. There was a "top floor" that would lower down that was the nursery, and the back opened up for the kitchen. Of course there were also several times that Mary "flew" through the air on her umbrella.

This was my favorite song: Step in Time. LOVE it.. I never would have dreamed a different storyline for this classic of a movie would be this great.

We are slowly getting back into a routine around here...well...actually.. we are finishing up our last week of school this week. We will be off for the rest of May and June and plan to start back up July 5th. Gotta get a head start on that next year so we have plenty of time for time off! ha ha!


Karen said...

Sounds like a wonderful week!

Becky said...

It was a great week! We loved having all of our family together for the week at the beach. No, it wasn't a completely relaxing week at the beach, but it WAS a funfilled week that I would not trade for anything! I do have a group picture of us taken right before we all left to come home. I can send it to you if you would like to add it. ;-)

Andy's Bethy said...

I love the silly shot - that is fabulous!
I forgot to ask you about Mary Poppins. Glad to hear that it was fun. It always cracks me up that we can talk pretty much every day, and still find things on here that we haven't told each other...
I am glad we have both the phone and the blog.