|Smiling at his girlfriend :)|
We figured Ayden would like the beach but you just never know. He definitely held on tight at first but soon enough he was eating handfuls of sand and wanting to get his toes back in the water.
David and I both have a huge appreciation for natural wonders and think the ocean is magnificent.
We didn't time things very well on our way back. Our original plan was to have Ayden take his afternoon nap under our beach umbrella while we read our books and enjoyed the ocean breeze but we decided to head back before his nap. He was so tired, though, that he fell asleep just as we were pulling into the resort parking lot despite our efforts to keep him awake. We were all covered in sand, salt, sunscreen so we had to take a shower which rejuvenated Ayden and gave him a second wind. I tried to get him back to sleep after the shower but he was trying to crawl around, play, and babble so I decided that if he was in a good mood, there was no sense fighting the fight. We had missed our window and we are on vacation after all so why not just go with the flow.
We finally got our very over tired boy to sleep around 7:00 and hopefully he'll sleep well tonight. David just went out to get The Hunger Games from a RedBox so we're going to snuggle in and have a movie night. So far our first family vacation has been wonderful and already full of amazing memories.