Ove the past three years, I've learned that the key to a great family "vacation" is to set low expectations. So this year, I prepared for crazy, and got less crazy and more fun than I could have expected. We drove to the beach on Shepherd's birthday and ended up having a surprisingly sweet few days of family time.
|The first order of business, of course, was to celebrate Shepherd's first birthday. He was pretty pumped.|
|So much beach time. B&F were quite the imaginative explorers, checking out every inch of dune and sand. Shep liked the beach, but was quickly covered from head to toe in sticky sand, so his love was a bit less enthusiastic.|
|The porch was a big hit this year. B&F kept saying they wanted to "listen to the waves...." So big!|
|vacation= ice cream|
|and a morning at the aquarium on our one rainy day|