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Monday, April 12, 2010

A Week End at the Beach for Four

This was what 2 grandparents and two small grandchildren need for three days at the beach. Don't ask me what is there I don't even know.

He loved being outside but he made me nervous on the third floor balcony.

Jack & PaPa Friday night when we got there.
He loved it but wasn't sure about the water at first.

There were lumps of clay at the waters edge and he was amazed.
He went back and forth from calling them rocks and dinosaur eggs.
Sorry about the dirty shirt.

There was this great ship in the sand right outside our hotel for the kids to play on.

Of course there were those pesky calls from Mommy.

PaPa took him to the top the first time but it was a very awkward set up especially for someone with a fused spine. Look how tall that thing is and those stairs.

Then I took Ella up and then Jack again and then Ella again. Did I say how tall it was?!

He LOVED the sand!

I love the water but hate to swim so this is one of my all time favorite things to do with one of my all time favorite people.

Ella remembered this ride from last year when we took her, Jack liked it until he got inside and was bored by it since you couldn't tell it was a monkey from the inside.
This is as close to the water as Pops gets.

Poor Tom didn't sleep well. This is how I found him when Jack got me up at 6:30. Ella didn't even know he had his feet on her bed for hours.

He kept saying "All Aboard the Dinosaur Train". He must have ridden it a half a dozen times. I don't get it, it just went sloooow around a circle.

Picnic on the beach. Doesn't get much better.

They both loved it but my feet were numb from the cold.

I was lucky enough to ride the helicopter.

DQ on the beach for dinner.

Jack putting dinosaurs in Ella's shoes. Wish I knew what he was thinking.


He got his sucker stuck in his hair and when I pulled it out he wanted it back so I pulled off the hairs and gave him a wipee to clean it off. Don't tell me you wouldn't have done the same thing.

I love you PaPa (please let me out of the high chair)

Breakfast at the hotel was pretty good!

Ella watching a DVD in the car.

Watching a DVD in the hotel and eating Dippin Dots, her favorite.

They had Elmo's World on the big tv but were watching Elmo's World on the 5 inch DVD player. Ella was so good about letting Jack watch what he liked. She went on this when Jack went on the train. I'm glad they didn't make us go with her, It went FAST in a circle and then backwards FAST.
Her pants were soaked before we thought to push them up.

They both did great in the pool. She could even walk in sections but used her tube, jumping in and all.

The "hot tub". Pops and I enjoyed this the most even though it wasn't that hot.

I'll never get too much of this.

Ella makes friends wherever she goes. This little girl's name was Audrey and she was a year younger than Ella.

Can't wait until Mother's Day week end when ALL our grandchildren (those that are born by then and those inutero) and our children will be spending a long week end at a beach in Delaware.


  1. Kathy, you and Tom are giving your grandkids priceless memories! You two are so involved and active with them...you've set the bar pretty high for those of us who haven't been blessed with grands yet...lol

  2. Thanks for taking so many pictures Mom! It really looks like he had an amazing time!! I love it when he is enjoys new things and it opens new doors for us all to explore. Thank you both for giving him, and us, these chances! We love you!

  3. Hi kathy!!!!
    Virginia BeaCH, LOVE it there!!!! well the 2 sunny days we got, the first few it was like a terrible storm or mini hurricane came through and we COULD NOT leave the hotel!!!! Good thing it had a restaurant in it!!!!
    HOW wonderful to take the 2 older kiddos, what fun memories and so much fun had by all, I love walking on the beach, I do not swim either, but love walking on the beach!!!!! Those rides for the kiddos looked like that added more fun!!!!!
    I would have done the same with the sucker!!!!!
    SO MUCH FUN!!!!
    Hope your hubby survived those stairs to the top of that great slide!!!!!