We went to Clearwater for the weekend to have some fun at the beach and get a little mini-vacation in. No single blog post could do those few short days justice so this post, instead, focuses on some of the real highlights of the weekend. We hope you'll enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed our few days away!
HIGHLIGHT #1: THE OCEAN
We all loved swimming in the ocean, especially Resli, who couldn't get enough of it. There was a pool too, but we spent most of our time with the salt and the sand.
(In the pool, Resli actually swam on her own for several feet!)
HIGHLIGHT #2: AFOREMENTIONED SAND
Lela - and Resli too but mostly Lela - could have spent hours and hours just digging in the sand.
General running and jumping and skipping were also a favorite.
And burying Mami in the sand was a true attraction that never seemed to get old.
HIGHLIGHT #3: REST AND RELAXATION
We all did a good deal of this.
HIGHLIGHT #4: RAINBOWS
HIGHLIGHT #5: EATING OUT
We do this sometimes at home too, but to eat all our meals out was a special treat. And getting to stay up later than usual made it extra-enjoyable.
HIGHLIGHT #6: EATING IN
Resli and Lela were simply flabbergasted by the concept of 'room service.' We only splurged once, but it was worth it to see the wonder on their faces.
HIGHLIGHT #7: THE BED
Resli and Lela shared a bed (and we all shared a room) - a first for us to try these sleeping arrangements. It worked surprisingly well. First and foremost though, the bed served as a wonderful toy:
Otherwise, everyone slept wonderfully, believe it or not! This is the girls pretending to sleep,
but here they are really sleeping - too cute not to risk taking a photo.
(The flash didn't wake them up, by the way. What did wake them up, at 7:45am, was their parents jumping on their bed!)
HIGHLIGHT #8: MAMI'S MARGARITA
Saturday night Mami relaxed with a margarita. (R and L couldn't understand why they couldn't taste the lemonade...) Somehow, she seemed to be enjoying it a lot more than anyone else.
Granted, it had been a long and exhausting day. But they managed to rally for a smile eventually.
HIGHLIGHT #9: A VERY PEACEFUL RIDE HOME