Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What I did on my summer vacation

We all had a great time at the beach last week and I wish it could have been longer.  Why is it that vacations go so quickly?!  The monkeys had a blast.  Lots of playing in the water and digging in the sand and all of us being spoiled rotten by grandad and gigi!! Big monkey tried to convince me to buy a house at the beach the entire trip home Wednesday.  I will have to say I would in a heartbeat if it was feasible.  There were many firsts that came with our vacation.  Littlest monkey had his first trip to the white sandy beaches, first swim in a big pool, first nap on a lounge chair at the beach, and first laugh (score another one for grandad).  Both big and little monkey jumped into the pool without anyone catching them for the first time, had their first go cart ride, had their first "surfing" experience (ask big monkey and he says he is a GREAT surfer), fed an alligator for the first time, and big monkey even ate alligator for the first time.  I can't say enough how great the trip was and how much it was needed.  

We enjoyed spending time with my uncle, aunt, and cousins.  Big monkey was quite the entertainer, it was confirmed even more so how much little monkey looks like that side of the family, and littlest monkey was in heaven being held the entire time!  We were all very sad to leave for home, but looking forward to going back soon.  Here are some great pictures of our fun times.

Big monkey buried in the sand - they love to do this!
Little monkey covered in sand - he may be eating it here!
Cousins in their hole to China.
Squeaky slept like this for a long time!

This past weekend we went and had pictures taken of all three monkeys.  They turned out pretty good.  I will have to say I was dripping in sweat trying to get the stinkers to all cooperate at the same time - thank goodness I was not in them!  Big monkey tried to take the background down, little monkey refused to pose the way the photographer wanted him to (apparently he had his own way), and little monkey was on the verge of nap time.  It was a bit hectic, but we made it and here are a few of the results.
Big monkey.
I could not get this to stay rotated correctly, oh well.
Little monkey.


Anna said...

OMG your boys are beautiful!
glad you had a good time at the beach!! man I need a day in the sand....

Lori said...

Great pictures, love the one of all 3 of them.

Sherry said...

o shanna what great memories, pictures are awesome, family is awesome.

Connie Weiss said...

Oh my...that looks like sooo much fun! I want to take my kids to the beach. I think i will do that INSTEAD of Disney next year.

How did Littlest Monkey get so big?

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Awww...it's like looking into my past with my 3!

They are gorgeous!

Rachael said...

Great pictures! Really nice.