We got to spend a week with Paul’s family at one of our favorite places, the beach.
Sunny & breezy weather, good company, and, the fact that Paul and I had our own attached bath, made for a great week.
Macey, Miles, and Crew could not get enough of all the attention. And having older cousins around who weren’t annoyed by their little shadows, was pretty awesome.
Watching these cousins, who hadn’t even see each other for a few years, was one of my favorite parts of the week.
The girls referred to themselves as The Beach Babes and it was rare to find these 3 separated.
They made sure to read Macey a book every night, which eased the sting of her having to go to bed before them. Don’t worry Miles was not left out, and I even found Michael laying in bed with him one night. As they kept saying all week, “How do you say, No, to that face?”
Another sweet cousin moment I caught was when Layla put Miles on her back because the sand was burning his feet. Miss and love these kids.
After his cousin Michael, Miles’ favorite part of the trip was boogie boarding.
This face says it all.He also, shockingly, let everyone bury him.
Crew proved to be just like his brother and sister, and loved the water. The moment we got down to the beach he made a direct turbo crawl to the water.
He would crawl until a wave came, then he’d sit up. When the wave was gone he’d start crawling again until the water got in his mouth and then he’d turn around to crawl back to the beach. He repeated this until we got bored and found someone to hold him for a few minutes.
We attempted to keep him contained in Brooklyn’s raft. It would work for a few min. at a time. It was better than nothing.
Macey kept herself busy at the beach by catching fish with Nana and digging pools to keep all the sea creatures they found. Uncle Jim taught them how to find stuff in the seaweed, they even found a little lion fish one day. Pretty cool.
She discovered the fine art of body surfing and was constantly on the look out for an adult that would take her out deep to ride the waves in.
There was also alot of the older cousins pulling Macey and Miles around in the raft.
Since there were so many people willing to watch our kids, Paul and I got to boogie board together everyday. It was awesome. We of course tried to high 5 or hold hands on every wave we caught together. Never gets old.
**There was also lots of skim boarding done by Paul and Miles.
Another awesome thing about this trip was the upstairs deck. We had an entrance off our room, and it worked as the perfect place to keep Crew contained and of course relax in the hammock.
**We also spent every morning out here with our early riser.
**Crew finally got to meet Paul’s grandparents, whom he of course loved. His middle name, Ruffin, is from Granny’s Granddad.
**It was a great week and my kids keep asking when their cousins are going to come to Utah to babysit them.
** Photo by Life Expressions Photography