09 August 2011
These are a few of my favorite things
God was gracious to us and allowed us to have a few Good Samaritans along the way who took family shots of us, but most of the pics John or I took, soon Julia will be able to be the picture taker! Favorite thing number 1. Waking up early to walk along the beach and feel the hot sun and hear the waves.
2. Seeing Daddy give Quantity time with the kids...Julia kept asking, "Daddy you DON'T have to go to work? You are staying with us! Yay!"
4. Hearing Julia's new song, "Look at my feet...look at my feet....look at my feet!" It is the cutest, and funniest thing we ever heard and she sticks out her toes and shakes them, and the beat is really catchy...when we sing it it makes her laugh.
5. Teaching Julia and Mark swimming lessons in the hotel pool. There was a whole gated off pool of 1 foot that the kids could play in, right next to the 3 foot. And John gave the kids lessons. They loved learning how to put their whole face under the water and scooping the water with their hands as they swam back and forth.
6. Listening to Julia in the car telling Mark about how Cape May was a beach and how they were going to swim and play and watch the waves and have fun. She is such a great big sister and she loves explaining things to Mark, and he just soaks it all in, admiring her.
Watching Daddy bribe Marky with pizza so that he could go to the arcade..."Mark if you eat your pizza, we will go on rides!" It worked! Daddy is his hero.
Not having to "do it all" by myself. Having extra hands to help me was amazing, and very enjoyable for all the fun trips to the beach and pool. Daddy's are so great. And our daddy is a good photographer too.
Julia was SO good on this trip. She was so well behaved and barely took any naps during the day, but was still a joy to be around. She LOVED Cape May, she loved the shops, the food, the beach, the horse and buggy rides, the salt water taffy, the fudge, our hotel balcony, the nice people, she is definitely my daughter...she loves the shore!
Next Tuesday will be our "Bringing up Boys" post!