On the ferry
When we got there, we unloaded and headed out to the beach almost immediately and just relaxed there for most of the afternoon. It was nice to just sit, sun and read! When we got back to the house we enjoyed a great lasagna dinner prepared by Megan and Jason. Then we had a crazy night and I fell asleep on the couch at 9:30!! :-)
This is a "blond moment" story I shouldn't tell but it's just too funny not to! :-) Friday morning, Jennie and I took a quick trip to the grocery store and when we were leaving, we were having trouble fitting the key in the ignition of the golf cart. We ended up calling Josh to come out (it's his parents' house and golf carts) to see what the problem was.... turns out we were trying to take the wrong cart!!!! :-) We were glad that the real owner didn't come out while we were trying to steal their cart. :-)
Later on Friday morning, back to the beach for more relaxing... (you see a theme here?)
This is what the guys did on the beach most of the weekend.
Played holey board.
Friday night we had another yummy dinner this time prepared by Jennie and Cory. After dinner, the guys decided to have a silly dance party. It was hiliarious!! :-)
Jennie and Cory working in the kitchen!
The guys -- we have this exact same picture from 4 years ago
(just a little less hair (or more grey)!!!) :-)
And of course us girls haven't changed a bit, right??? :-)
Saturday morning Josh and Anise made a great breakfast for all of us and then - yup, you guessed it - back to the beach! It was a great day with a crazy ending....
Us girls on the beach.
(the second in the Twilight series)
We'd been out there all day and were thinking about heading back soon when all of the sudden, Cory stepped on something out in the water. He had a puncture in the bottom of his foot and was bleeding pretty bad. There was also a bruise popping up near the site. We elevated his foot and put pressure on it, got it wrapped and decided to head back to the house. Jason and Josh were getting ready to help him back to the golf cart and I took this picture....
... and right after this, he passed out! It was very scary. He was out for a good minute or so and I called 911. He woke up wondering why he was on the ground and EMS arrived soon after. He was fine after that but he had a lot of pain in his foot for an hour or two afterwards - until he got a shower. We later determined from all of his symptoms that he mostly likely got stung by a stingray!!! Low blood pressure/faintness/dizziness/bruise at site/pain peaks in 1-2 hours/venom is denatured by hot water! Crazy.
After that drama, we all got ready and went out to dinner at Eb and Flow's - one of the few restaurants on the island. It was a great dinner and fun time!
The whole group!
Everyone was pretty tired and went to bed fairly early that night. Sunday morning, we packed up and headed out. We got home around 2 or so. Kylie was down for a nap but Noah was still up (no naps at all for him all weekend!) so we were so happy to see him and I think the feeling was mutual. :-) He just giggled and giggled and gave us big hugs. It was cute. We went in and got Kylie when she woke up from her nap and she was happy to see us also.....
Nana picked up the kids a little early from school on Thursday and played until Grandaddy got off work. Friday, Nana was home alone with both kids all day and I think she was pretty tired by the time Grandaddy got home at 5:00! It's a big job to do all day alone - especially with no nap. Noah definitely took advantage of the giving grandparents and didn't nap all weekend! He was exhausted on Sunday night! :-)
Arts and Crafts with Nana
Saturday morning was Eli's birthday party so Nana and Grandad took Noah and Kylie to celebrate. From the pictures and the stories and the goodies they brought home, it sounds like it was an amazing party!! It was a monster truck party and they made monster trucks and raced them!! So cute.
They even had a cutout of a monster truck and had the kids take pictures in there!
I think Noah is waiting for lunch here but I just think it's so cute. :-)
Lunching with the birthday boy!
Getting ready to race!
They are off!
Back home, Noah couldn't get enough of his car... the wheels kept coming off and Grandaddy had to pull out some tools to secure them! :-) Love this action shot. You can see in a picture earlier in the post that Kylie liked it also. :-)
Later on Saturday, they went to the mall and rode the carosel. :-)
Kylie had fun, too!
Sunday morning, Andrea and Savannah came over to play for a while and I think everyone enjoyed that!
Like I said, we got back around 2:00 and released Nana and Grandad and both kids were exhausted! Noah was almost falling asleep at dinner and both kids were in bed, asleep, by 7:40 (Kylie's bedtime is usually around 8 and Noah's is usually around 8:30).
On Monday, I was worried that I'd have a hard time getting Noah to bed for nap but at 11:00 he said he was ready for lunch and when he started whining after lunch around 11:30, I threatened him and said, 'Should we just go take a nap now?' and he said yes!!! He walked up the stairs by himself and got right into bed and was out!! It was so funny.
Turns out, he came down with croup this week and now gave it to Kylie (I'm listening to her wheezing through the monitor right now) :-( but more on that in my next post - coming soon!