We were able to share our trip with Lance's parents who made their first trip down there. And then some close friends of ours, the Adcox, joined us for the weekend. The weather was absolutely great and the water was clear and calm. I had never seen as much marine life while being there. The kids enjoyed seeing a LOT of blue crabs, star fish, sting rays and unfortunately lots of jelly fish. In fact, Kennedy got stung by one the last day we were there. Although we stayed for 10 days (and spent every day on the beach), we all didn't want to leave. Even Landon said, "Can we please stay for 6 more days!" I love how both our kids are enjoying beach time vs pool time. Kennedy spent more time in the ocean than she ever had!
While everyone else is gearing up for school to start, we still have a couple of more weeks before we go back to our mother's day out programs. Kennedy will be in the 3 year old pre-K and Landon will be in the 4 year old pre-K. I decided to take a quick trip up to Chicago to visit my college teammate and co worker at Tech. She coaches for the Chicago Sky WNBA team and their season is winding down. I have been wanting to catch a game all summer, but things have been too busy. Since she spends her fall, winter and spring in Russia, I never get to see her. And what a better excuse to go to Chicago!?! I am looking forward to some shopping and eating, that's for sure. Usually I have my parents help with the kids when i leave for several days, but this will be the most I will ever use a sitter. The kids will be in great hands with 3 different sitters and my in laws! Wish them luck!