Monday, June 30, 2008

Vacation to S.C.

Chloe loved digging in the sand with her shovel and bucket

The hat represents the fact that Chloe had her first doughnut ever while on vacation. She licked her fingers for hours after she had finished it. Clearly she loved it!

us riding the train at Broadway at the Beach. I love how she's like an old pro at this with her arm propped up on the side of the car.

on the carousel with David.

a view of the kiddie pool at the hotel we stayed. the buckets all would fill up and dump water out every few minutes. Chloe couldn't wait though so she had David dumping them every few seconds while she would giggle hysterically.

My All American Girl

playing with one of the displays at the Aquarium. this was in the Pirates of the Caribbean exhibit

Checking out the fish

Strike a pose little diva!

David showing Chloe that sand really is harmless and okay to touch.

Chloe attempting to like the sand

more playing with the shovel and bucket

knocked out after her first trip down the the beach and pool

fun times at the pool

DAY ONE: Well this vacation was absolutely the best as it was our first one with Chloe. We arrived in Myrtle Beach on Sunday evening to a room with a breath-taking view of the ocean, and a balcony larger than Chloe's room at home!!! Chloe took one look at the ocean and kept pointing while saying "look, look!" She was so excited. She also loved the hotel room and just being in a different environment. After the excitement settled a little, we all hit the sack as we were exhausted from the drive.

DAY TWO: We woke up Monday morning and after getting breakfast, we hit the beach. At first I thought Chloe was going to really like the sand and ocean, but she didn't take too well to them at all. She hated getting the sand on her feet and wanted me to get every grain of it off at all times, and she really hated the fact that the water moved so fast around her. I think it just scared her. So we didn't stay too long at the beach and moved on to the amazing pools. They had 2 lazy rivers - a kiddie and adult one, an amazing kiddie pool with all sorts of cool things in it, a regular pool, and of course a hot tub. We stayed at the pool for 2 hours and then came up to take naps. That evening we went out for dinner and again enjoyed our balcony.

DAY THREE: This morning we pretty much did the same thing as yesterday except in the evening we went to Barefoot Landing and shopped around a little.

DAY FOUR: Today we did things a little different. We took Chloe to the aquarium first instead of the beach/pool. This worked great! We spent several hours at the aquarium, which rocked, and then grabbed lunch back at the hotel. Chloe's favorite part of the aquarium was all of the interactive things that they had for children. She liked the fish for about 10 minutes, and then she was ready to run around and play with all of the buttons, knobs, puzzles, etc... She had a blast. In the afternoon we hit the beach where she was content to dig in the sand with her shovel and bucket for about 30 minutes(However, she refused to get down from my arms until David had the towel spread out so that she didn't touch the sand at all.) After that, she got upset about the sand being in between her toes so we left and went to the pool. Later that evening we just relaxed as we were beginning to really get tired.

DAY FIVE: Our last full day at the beach...we hit the pool this morning and Chloe had a blast. She was trying to jump in on her own. She was cackling and giggling so hard at everything! Her joy was so pure and great to watch! I just couldn't get enough of her little giggles and she had both of us and some bystanders laughing at her laugh. Since Chloe didn't like the beach, David hit the ocean while she and I napped on the last day. Then that evening we took her to Broadway at the Beach and let her ride all of the kiddie rides. She had a blast on the carousel, train, and ferris wheel. We even rode the carousel twice! Then we walked around for over an hour just taking everything in. It was by far the most fun evening because Chloe was loving every second of it as were we.

DAY SIX: We left the beach this morning and headed up to NC to visit with my family for a few days. That was fun! We were able to spend time with my parents and Chloe was able to see her extended family as well whom she hasn't seen since Christmas. They were all shocked at how much she has grown since then. And I guess so since she has grown 5.5 inches in the past 6 months.

DAY EIGHT: Arrived back in Clarksville safe and sound with baby boy still where he needs to be. I did have lots of contractions all week, but he stayed put and I rested as much as I could. Enjoy the pictures of vacation. And if you've read this far, I'm impressed as I typed what seems to be a novel.

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Love your pictures!Chloe is growing fast! It looks like you had fun. Let me just say I can see David playing in the ocean like a kid the way he did in Hawaii for hours...LOL.