Yes, call us crazy but in a total lapse of good judgement we decided to take a long weekend trip to the beach...with 7 kids. Actually, it was a blast and went surprisingly well! We rented a house with Chad and Bec on Edisto Island. The kids were in cousin-heaven.
David surprised me with a trip to Charleston on the way up there. It was part of my mother's day gift: shopping alone! He took the kiddos to play in the fountains and I headed to King street. It was a great gift! Since we were in Charleston we had to stop for some fresh seafood. Hunter has his Dad's love for raw oysters.
Once at the island we pretty much just spent time on the beach. Building lots of sand castles...
Getting buried in the sand...
Some boogie boarding...
A little fishing....
And some fatherly love.
Which lead to this. I'm pretty sure there is still some sand in there.
Some more fatherly bonding.
Funny how the girl bonding looks a little different.
The kids played hard.
But not to be fooled - there were definitely some attitudes.
Mama Reese. The girl will be running the household by the time she is five. She especially likes to take a mama role with Juddson. Fine with me - I can always use the help!
The last night we decided to venture out to dinner. The first place we went to was a little less than happy to see a party of 11 (did I mention that 7 of them are 6 & under!) walk through their door. But we did get a few group shots before finding a different restaurant.
Here's the debut of Jack. Sadly he had an ear infection all weekend and barely even saw the beach.
And here's proof that I was there too! No illness here, just always behind the camera.
Celebrating the last night. Aren't they adorable?
All in all it was a wonderful trip. I think we may be crazy enough to do it again.
PS - Kent & Allison are at the beach this week. Maybe we can get Savannah to do a recap post of their trip after they return. No promises, but I'll try!