We all survived (and enjoyed) the First Official Family Vacation.
It was a really nice week overall, but I am so tired. I feel more tired than before I left. Taking two 10-month olds 3 hours away, getting them to sleep in a strange place, taking them to the beach (along with 100 pounds of paraphernalia) where all they want to do is eat sand, taking them out to dinner, taking them to the boardwalk..... it's not easy. Wait, let me elaborate - two 10-month olds with bad colds, one of whom is also getting three teeth at once. OH YEAH. Do you know what happens when sand mixes with snot? You get cement.
Mmmm.... sand. For dessert I will eat Dad's shoe.
Let me wash all that delicious sand down with some more sand (and a bit of water...)
I have to say I did a kick @ss packing job for the girls (thanks in HUGE part to lots of your comments, suggestions and helpful emails, thank you thank you!!!). I didn't forget anything, and we used basically everything I brought, except for about 100 baby outfits. I didn't think about the fact that babies at the shore mostly wear bathing suits/onesies/diapers/pajamas. Other than that though, we had everything we needed.
I have lots more to say, but I am too tired tonight (and feeling kind of nauseous from the giant bag of cotton candy I ate for dinner). More to come, because lots happened - new teeth! New words!! First merry go round ride! First boardwalk trip! First ice cream cones! Oh yes, huge excitement.
Now I just need an Official Leave the Babies Home Go Someplace and Sit on the Beach Alone and Drink Mojitos Vacation.