Monday, June 25, 2012

Hilton Head beach pictures

Beach picture day...the kids just know it's gonna happen if Mom get's anywhere near a beach with them.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hilton Head 2012- post 2

We spent much of the week playing in the sand

 the whole family...i dug a lot of holes, that was the duty i was given. I would say it counted as an arm work out!

 We went on a dolphin watching cruise. 

 We did see quite a few dolphins

 We drove to Savannah, GA for the day one of the days and visited Market Street.

 The kids got to watch on ocean liner head back out to sea which they thought was awesome
We did a little souvenir shopping

 Trey bought his little sis a souvenir penny....he get's one from every where we go that has one of these so i think he has quite a collection of these pennies 

 the hot tubs...aka- my kids favorite pools! We spent a lot of time in the hot tubs. This one was outside our room but there were several around the resort. The rule was "we act like calm relaxing kids when others get in the hot tub with us but when we are alone you can go back to using the hot tub as our own little heated swimming pool...snorkeling, doing under water summersaults"...thankfully most of the ones that joined us in the hot tubs brought their own little hooligans right along with them to join ours so they pretty much got to enjoy the hot tub how they liked most of the time.

 Towards the beginning of the week we ate out at Applebees and the manager gave us some free miniature golf tickets.
I have no idea why Trey feels a bit distracted here... i'm pretty sure his comment was "really guys??"

 Raegan went with the four year old style of miniature golfing..."get the ball in the hole by any means necessary" she was usually a hole ahead of us and every time she came to announce how many it took the numbers started with 5 and went up to about 30 something...

 John and Trey were the closest competition for each other 

 This outdoor grilling and game area by the pool was awesome! I won't brag on cough myself and mention who happens to be the ping pong and Foosball champion of the family.

 If you have younger kids please tell me our family is normal having the room key be the biggest "whose turn is it" of the week!!?? These two were always at it...

 This was our last day on the beach. It was extremely cloudy and cool and windy but we were determined to spend the last day that we were able to at the beach as planned.

 The sun did finally come out but not soon enough for Raegan.

 From the time we mentioned going to the beach Raegan talked about being buried in the sand as a mermaid.   We have pictures of Avery the same way that she had seen. I need to dig those out for comparison! If John thought he was only going to bury Raegan, he was wrong...

 He had to dig quite the hole to bury this big boy...

 This one took a while too...

 and last but not least...oh no, Avery!

To be continued...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hilton Head 2012

Well as always i took a lot of vacation pictures. It always takes me about three posts after a big trip to post the pictures that i want on the blog for the kids to have in their "scrapbook" so bear with me.
We left on a Thursday night at around 8pm. Our destination, Hilton Head, SC 1,100 miles down the road.
Check in at Marriott Barony Beach Club was at 4 pm on Friday. We had plenty of time...

 We were armed with plenty of electronics, an extension cord for all the chargers so that i didn't have to hear "mom this needs charged every 5 minutes!

The kids crashed around 11 pm and slept the rest of the night. They were excited about waking up a long ways down the road. I slept on and off except for the hr and 45 minutes that i managed to take the wheel before i could no longer keep my eyes open. I will have to agree with John when he says i pretty much suck at driving long trips anymore...i used to be able to drive for hours on end. John listened to pandora comedy all night so i would wake up occasionally hearing him cackle

 We arrived a little before check in time but they had our room all ready for us. Perfect accommodations for our family, full kitchen, washer dryer, jetted tubs in each bedroom, nice big balcony...

 The kids quickly claimed their spaces

 The first night after dinner and getting groceries for the week we explored the resort grounds for awhile

The beach was a short walk from our room 

This is where the kids enjoyed most of their lunches 

 The resort had 4 swimming pools. This is the one that was right below our balcony.

 This was the ocean front pool...

 There were swings everywhere.

 It took a little while for the boys to get out of this one...

 We visited the island lighthouse

 and climbed to the top

 and then enjoyed some ice cream...

 enjoyed to the fullest...

To be continued...