This year my sister Amy and her family came with us... It is always fun to vacation with the Farley's not only because they are a blast and jump immediately into the routine of taking care of the babies, but they are great cooks and fancy-up everything. For example, they brought basil from their garden for a special cocktail. Also, my babies are obsessed with them!! At 6 AM, Ivy would try to open their bedroom door calling for Damon. (This is especially funny because the Farley's love to sleep in and Amy is notorious for her morning grumpiness!!) After we got home we had to remind the babies that, no, we don't live with Mimi and Uncle D!
This year swimming with the babies was a titch more challenging. They didn't really want to stay in the floaties they had last year... the kind with the saucer around them and a sun shade. But they weren't ready for the old school floaties that go around their arms. I was trying to save money and not buy them the life jacket-y kind of floaties that are a million dollars a piece, but in hind sight, they needed those more than they needed new sunglasses, cover-ups and hats!!! And now I will end up buying them anyway... Well, maybe I did do it the smart way, so now they will have life saving devices AND cute accessories...
We decided this year to leave our stroller at home. Last year, we only took it out only once... It's too hot and hilly to be worth the trouble. So, the life saver for when everyone got stir crazy was Misty's golf cart!! We would pile everyone on that sucker and ride down to a park and play... I was worried that someone in the neighborhood would report me because it looked unsafe and a little ghetto!
Misty and her fam and our other college roomie, Kimber and her boys came to visit us on Saturday. Of course, it was total chaos, but oh, so much fun!!