After swimming lessons we hit the road (after getting the house completely ready for showings) and made it all the way to Birmingham. We stopped here for a quick dinner because Cole was about to wet his pants. Caroline slept the entire way, so that was a big help. We made it to Montgomery (and after a few snags), and settled in for the night. Caroline was up super early so Matt took the kids swimming while I packed everything up. We had breakfast and were back on the road, but this trip didn’t go as smooth as last night’s. The kids were anxious to get to the beach, and Caroline was tired of the car. We did make it, though, and we were all so happy to be at the beach! We met Pappy and Papa at the grocery store to stock up and so the week could begin.
We pretty much spent all day everyday at the beach. The weather was great – not too hot during the day and very pleasant at night. Caroline was a disaster the first couple of days, and I was beginning to wonder if this was a good idea or not! She was up so much the first night there, and the next day was Father’s Day. I was so tired I forgot to tell Matt Happy Father’s Day! 😦 She had a bad day father’s day, too, and I felt so bad for Matt. Not only did we not have anything for him, but we didn’t even have him a card….. and we made him cook dinner! But, he enjoyed the cooking, and we all had fun once Caroline fell asleep. After the first couple of days, Caroline turned a corner and began sleeping so much better! She was still up a time or two at night, but at least she was napping during the day. Also, in big Caroline news, she rolled over for the first time our last fully day there – Friday the 21st – 5 months old.
We had an extra room in our house, so (pregnant) Carrie, Ryan, and Layla came for a couple of days, and that just made our week! The kids were so happy to have someone to play with, and Matt and I were so happy to have Carrie and Ryan with us. Along with playing at the beach, we made sure we got our fill of good food and seafood.
Once again, the kids did so good and had so much fun at the beach. I think they are going to (want to) be beach bums just like their momma and daddy. Oh how I wish we had a house at the beach! The kids loved being with Pappy and Papa all week, and it was such a great week. We loved our house, and we loved being at Alys. The only negative I think of was Chloe getting car sick and vomiting on the way home – Barf Bella!:)