We are back from Ocean City and had a really nice time away. It seems like we are all always going in different directions......so it was nice to all be in the same place together while enjoying the sun and the sand and not having an agenda or a schedule.
Ella LOVED her vacation at the beach! She has been home with us for 2 1/2 years and anytime in the past that we have gone away....she has always had a lot of anxiety. Well, this time....she was soooo excited about going and loved every minute of being there and was a bit sad when it was time to leave for home. It was such a good feeling for Dave and I watch her enjoy herself so much and not be fearful and anxious about being away from home. It is as if she finally fully "gets it" that we WILL go back home and she will be coming with us! She is really such a free spirit these days and fills our days with sunshine!
Now, of course, it is too soon for Sophie to understand the concept of going away and coming back home, so as much as she liked playing in the sand....we had huge meltdowns every afternoon. One day she will enjoy vacations, too!
Chelsea's boyfriend, Joe, came along with us this year. He is a very nice guy....on the quiet side, so hopefully our not-so-quiet family didn't scare him too much. lol!
My sister, Sharon and her family were also with us. Here is Zachary and Hanna having fun with the girls digging holes and building sand castles.
Ella liked the ocean from a bit of a distance. As soon as a wave came close, she held on tightly! I thought this was a cute picture capturing her hesitancy!
So, you all know that I have a hard time narrowing down which pictures to post....so I will do another post soon with some more pix. I hope you are all well and I am anxious to visit everyone to see what is new with you and your families!
Blessings to you!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
posted at 10:04 AM