Usually, Darren catches little fish and crabs while the kids build a home for them.
As you can see, this is a very serious task!
I got the kids started on this "aquarium" and then relaxed while they continued building. I kept telling them, "If you build it, they will come!" Hahah.
Now and again, they would take breaks, and go swimming. I refrained because someone had to be on the look out for sharks. My heart was pounding, often, envisioning what I would do if I saw one.
Seashell fun! My little beach walrus.
We found some neat seashells too. I liked this one because it reminded me of a butterfly.
We hunted for shark teeth in this endless bed of seashells because our friend, Brett, said he found mounds of them in a similar area. We found ONE. The woman I photographed below, whom we don't know, but she said she looked for hours and had only found 3.
POOL FUN - Give a boy a ball, any size boy, and they will let you sun bathe for hours. Darren made some friends while playing a made up game, in the pool, with Ty. The entire male population came and joined. In the below video, only three were playing because the other boys/guys got "out". They were waiting on the next round.
GAMES AND FUN - another tradition of ours is to go to "Ultimate California Pizza and Games". We eat and then we give each kid between $25-$35 worth of tokens on a card. They play their hearts out (so does Darren) and then buy cool prizes with their earnings.
Lilah and I did the photo booth at the Ultimate California Pizza and Games restaurant. I love the way it turned out.
Quiet time. It's nice getting up before the day begins and relaxing out on the deck. I can't promise this has happened every morning, but when it does, I am thankful for the time.
SHOPPING! I am so glad our family enjoys shopping together. Darren is such a fun hubby. He actually enjoys the shopping as much as I do. The kids are slowly figuring out that they may as well enjoy it too because there is NO escaping it. Ty and Jax enjoyed a visit to the kids Under Armor store and Lilah chose that beautiful cross bracelet as a Tanger Outlet souvenir, out of EVERYTHING offered (and there was a Claire's store too).
We are always trying to capture some cute shots of the kids, hence the reason I insist on color coordinating our outfits when I pack. I couldn't choose which photos I liked best, so I put my top 7 below. A few of them were snapped with my camera and a few with my cell phone. You'll be able to tell a difference quickly.