Sunday, June 30, 2013
It was a great vacation. It was nice to get away from reality for a while and to have so much help and adults to talk to. It was just what I needed. We are 1/3 of the way through this deployment and only 2 more months until R&R. I think we are going to make it.
Friday, June 28, 2013
It was a nice way to spend our last evening in Florida. Boy do I NOT want to get back in the car tomorrow.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Aoife discovered the secret to catching the tiny fish that live in the surf and she kept herself busy all morning! She must have caught 100 fish and at some point she stopped putting them in the bucket and just started throwing them back! She had a great time and she loved that she got to show Aidan and Emmy how to do it. I managed to get Declan to take a nap in my arms - probably for the last time - and we got to spend a nice long morning at the beach. The water was the best it had been all week and Aidan and Emmy spent lots of time out in the water. It was so much fun - a perfect morning at the beach.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
On Monday night, we had dinner at our favorite place in Pensacola Beach - Peg Leg Pete's!! The food is delicious and we got to sit right next to the playground. It was perfect - the kids played until their food came, ate and then played while we ate. I was starving and so I had fried oysters, fried shrimp, fried scallops and fried grouper. OK - I didn't finish it all but I came close!! The kids all had fried grouper nuggets which, by all accounts, were delicious and a special treat of Sprite. I am a stick in the mud and usually make them have milk at restaurants - terrible, I know - but it was a special treat and they were SOOOOO excited! We had a great time! I wish we had even one decent seafood restaurant near us!
Sunday, June 23, 2013
It was a 15 minute walk down the beach and it was hot. Aoife was not happy so she and I walked back ahead of the others. So fun to have a little one on one time with my Fa!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Here I am trying to direct Aoife while she tries to get Declan's attention.
two years ago and the kids were so little!