|first time seeing the ocean!|
We got back from our first major vacation as a family of four this past Friday and it was absolute perfection. Both mine and Jon's parents rented this house with us in Bear Trap Dunes. We left on Friday, June 10th and drove just outside of Washington, D.C., to stay with one of my second families for the night and catch up. This served two purposes: to see the Terrell's and to give the kids a little break from driving. On the way to D.C. we stopped about once an hour and Edith only napped approximately 10 minutes that day. In her defense, we were the ones who stupidly woke her up for lunch thinking she'd doze off again afterwards. Nope. Big mistake. Hashtag never again. Elden's highlight out was a mountain tunnel in Pennsylvania. Luckily, we had bought a light-up dinosaur wand for each of them along with glowsticks so that was the best happy accident ever. The best move we made on the way out was stopping at the outlets in Hagerstown for about an hour. There was a playground and a toy store so the kids were able to get quite a few wiggles out to finish the drive.
|the ocean never got old|
|eating strawberries as he picked them|
|daredevil at funland|
|first snow cone|
|she loved it too|
|brave water boy|
|i love him a lot|
|the only decent photo of all four of us from the week|
We left a day early, on Friday, because the weather was supposed to be stormy all day and miraculously pulled off the drive only stopping three times. The kids were rockstars in the car and Edith took a 1.5 hour nap. I'll write a post with tips about traveling with two toddlers because we learned a lot from this one. We are so glad we got to do this and Jon--resident ocean/beach hater--even mentioned returning to the east coast for subsequent vacations because he enjoyed it so much.