Last week we spent some time at Veranda Beach, hanging out with old friends (some older than others, wink wink), dipping our feet in the lake, sipping on cold beverages, getting our BBQ on, and watching some fifty odd little feet run around like crazy. Here’s a few snippets.
We were so proud of J for finally putting her face in the water – she has never really been a “water baby” and even bath time can be challenging some days. But seeing a bunch of other kids splash and play confidently in the water was better than any swimming lesson she has ever taken. So thanks, kids!
We bunked up with this little blondie and her parents, and I must admit, seeing these two little ones interact was pretty adorable. They are two and a half years apart and got along so nicely. Of course there were moments where J did not feel like sharing, but for the most part they were just good kids.
J insisted on wearing her hair ‘down’ most days. Also, we sort of forgot to wash her hair for five days. She was happy not to remind us. I think she would be happy to never wash her hair ever again. Like I said, not much of a water kid. But we’re working on it.
J was sporting this stone-face for a good amount of the time. A combination of being a bit tired from all the sun and being in a bit of shock with the amount of kids and fun. I like to call it her ‘Weekend at Bernie’s stare.’
This little guy has three older sibs who helped keep him cool by misting him with water and rubbing ice on his feet. I don’t know that he loved it, but it came from a place of love and it was sweet to watch his brothers and sisters doing their part to take care of their new brother.
We had planned on staying downstairs. But J took one look at the bunk beds upstairs and tucked bunny in. It was pretty much impossible to tell her we were not going to sleep in bunk beds. So that’s where we slept.
I love how time slows down when you’re on vacation, but as soon as it’s over it feels as if it was just a blink. I named this post Veranda 2014 because I’m already looking forward to next year and hope we can make this a summer tradition, it really was too much fun!