We are home from a well deserved, relaxing vacation at the beach where we rented a villa in a campground and my parents camped in their 5th wheel. This was our first vacation since Carson's first birthday and it was so much fun. The boys loved the beach and swimming in the ocean. Carson was a wild man running straight down the sand and jumping full force into the waves over and over again. He found it necessary to go up to almost every kid on the beach within a 5 year age range of himself and make them his friends. It was amazing to watch his social skills take the lead for one of the first times in his life. He hammed it up and made many, many girlfriends (making his daddy so proud). Eli was a bit more timid the first couple of days but by the end of the week he was asking for "more water, more ocean, more splashing" all the time. The weather was perfect and no one got sunburned a single time! We topped off a wonderful beach week with four days in Tennessee visiting Granny and Papaw, Uncle Aaron, Great Aunt Janet, and Great-Granny and Papaw.
Carson and Eli were ready to come back to home after nine days of vacation but Carson is already talking about the next time that we go to the beach. It went too fast but being able to see my two boys enjoy themselves to the fullest and get to be normal kids without having to worry about PT/OT/Speech and countless doctors appointments was such a blessing. The only person at the beach who said anything about Eli's MIC-key button was a six year old little girl who wanted to know what it was. I can't wait for our trip to the beach next year so I can see how much they have grown.
See the next post for beach pics!!!