A little late with Lucie
Remember back in March when I was so excited to share that we were finally pregnant and then you guys gave me that huge honor of taking the sash and tiara from my Sherry for the Apartment Therapy’s Homies award?
Well…what fell in between the cracks?
Port St. Lucie.
I mentioned that we went. But then never edited or shared many photos of our trip. That’s called a blog FAIL. And my friend Austin who hosted us in Port St. Lucie back in March, may or may not be willing to commit first degree murder to see these photos. Of course, I remind her…the death penalty kinda hurts. And leaving Luke alone with two year old twins may actually be worse.
So I’m here to FINALLY share our trip. It will probably take me all weekend since there are 111 photos. I’m not even kidding. So the next few posts this weekend are gonna be all about our beach vacation that started off our summer. It was Will’s first toddler experience with the beach…(we went to on a family beach trip when he was 6 months old but he wasn’t sitting up yet!)…so we were definitely looking forward to it.
We headed out on our 8-10 hour drive with the car loaded with everything we could posssible need. I mentioned before some of the ways we travel with Will….it involves a bag full of snacks, a roll of paper towels (because you never know), a ton of different Baby Einstein/Barney/Veggie Tales videos, and of course, lots of comfort/distraction items – like a mini magnet board, his paci and Lovie, a bunch of Color Wonder pads and markers, interactive books and stickers, a few matchbox cars and some fun stuff like balloons, an extra long shoe string, a couple noise makers, and some fake cooking supplies.
We made it most of the way…and then called it quits around midnight – deciding that the beach the next day would be more enjoyable with at least 6 hours of sleep and a happy toddler. We found the cheapest hotel we could in the area…not exactly five star but it had clean sheets and running water. Jeremy said it looked like the kinda place horror movies are filmed. He was right.
Can you tell Will has no idea what is going on? Whenever he gets into a new situation – whether it be fun or not – he becomes completely stoic. It’s kinda hilarious.
A few hours later we arrived at our destination. Our friends Austin and Luke have the distinct pleasure of having very generous grandparents who let them stay in their Florida home (and invite friends to stay too). It was amazing to have such a wonderful place to spread out!
Pretty much the moment we arrived, we headed out to the beach. This is part of Jensen Beach Park…
Will loooooved it.
It was a little cold apparently… I wouldn’t know since I parked it on the sand
Will looks like he’s taking care of business here…but he’s really just cold. It was funny because even though he was so cold, he didn’t want to come out.
I should probably mention that this entire trip was with three toddlers.
Austin and Luke have two little guys – twins named Silas and Noah. They are so different than one another and so different than Will…it’s hilarious to me how diverse even babies are.
This is Noah…people often thought that him and Will were the twins and Silas was older (probably because Silas is bigger)…but we did get the whole “oh are they triplets?” too…
We tried to explore local cuisine a bunch but we also took in this steak house…can you tell the guys were frustrated? Yeah. The joys of three toddlers in one small booth.
Going for the getaway…
After a solid night’s rest, we starting planning out the rest of the week. This was the first time we had ever vacationed with Will and friends…so there is definitely a learning curve. I loved it…but it’s so different with family than friends…I should post about how we managed to do it sometime. And survived! And are still friends! And still have kids that we love!
I have no idea what is going on here…a little belly button play perhaps?
So basically that’s how we got there and what we did upon arrival. The rest of the time is jam packed too…so stay tuned!