Sunday, June 22, 2014

Beach Week.....Check!

We are home from our week at the beach. 
SADNESS! 
It was nice to relax for a week, have all my girlfriends around, divvy up the chores, and sleep! :) 
Hahaa.... not much sleeping.... my two littles don't know what sleeping in is... so we were up by 7a.m. EVERY DAY. 
We had some fun early morning excursions though! :) 

One of the first days there, we found a dead shark on the beach. The kids were THRILLED...(in a gross kinda way....) I think the up close and personal with a shark took over the 'dead' part...
There was a lady fishing next to us - who caught a LIVE shark about an hour later. The kids swarmed her and like good moms - we took pictures.... :) haha! I was excited to send pictures back to my summer school teaching partners - since we had just learned about sharks in summer school.....
It was also homeschooling at it's best.... we learned all about some of the ocean animals that frequented the beach... and with our hikes at low-tide.... we were able to find many of the small creatures for an up-close and personal look! :) 







Stacy and I woke up SUPER early one day to go on a turtle walk with the Turtle Rescue people. Amazingly - there was a successful crawl and nest! YAY Mrs. Turtle! We watched as they located the original nest, counted {139 eggs},  and transferred the eggs to higher ground... Maybe next year we can actually catch a turtle crawling up to lay her eggs..... 


<<<<   This was not the morning we woke up early.... FYI.....

And last - our annual picture of the kiddos. We've been counting down for 285 days for this trip - and I think it was a great one!