So Sunday night turned out to be not a great night. Bug was too tired to get into a deep sleep and so we were up all night. She catnapped off and on through out the night but Steven and I didn't. lol Isn't that how it works, though?
Monday was a great day and she did amazing for having gotten very little sleep. The girls(all of them) were up and ready to go by 7:30. I was not. I went back to bed and slept until around 9:15 or so. By then everyone was starving and waiting for me to fix breakfast. Why did I say I would make pancakes on Monday morning of vacation? Oh yeah, it was that euphoric state of dreaming about vacation that did it to me. heehee
The pancakes were declared the best we have ever had and consumed by all. N, the 6yo, wanted 3 large pancakes! I stopped her at two. I think she may be in a growth spurt. After breakfast we went into "town" and did our grocery shopping. Since we were packed to the max this time we couldn't bring as much with us. Unfortunately they don't have an Aldi here so we were buying things at a more expensive grocery store. which wouldn't be so bad but on vacation money isn't real so we ended up buying things we wouldn't normally buy!
After spending too much money for food we came back, ate lunch and went swimming. We went to the Lazy River, gotta love anything with the word lazy in front of it, right? It didn't start out too well bc Steven scared Bug by jumping on to his floaty and splashed her. That wasn't too terrible until she got a look at him in his hat and really shiny sunglasses. We sat her on his lap and she did not care for that one bit. She didn't want anything to do with him for quite a while after that!! I got her calmed down and we traveled the lazy river a couple of times before moving to the indoor pool. N, H, and Bug all wanted to play in there for the rest of the time. N was practicing her swimming in the deep end as well as figuring out the slide while Bug was splashing anyone that would come near her. The two older girls each took their turns holding Bug or helping N so that I could do the other thing they weren't doing!
After swimming came naps-for everyone! We all laid down and rested. No one fought me on this and most of them fell asleep right away. :-) Then it was burgers on the grill with the fam. Bug got to play with her 'cousins' while the older kids were in the room next door playing charades. They thought they were so grown up being in the w/o an adult. lol In the adult room we had three 1yos. They ate and then played while we visited. Bug at hot dogs, potato salad, and baked beans. She wanted everything that was on my plate and then wanted more. So did I!
Bed came around 8:30 because we were all wiped out, again! The girls went to their room and didn't put up a fight bc they were going to watch t.v. in bed. They just love that! Bug was in bed sleeping by 9 and slept most of the night. Yay! She would fuss through out the night but would get herself back to sleep. It was wonderful to see her rested the next day.
Whew, that was long winded! Here are some pics to go with all the words up there. lol