|Pictures I took during my morning run. I carried my phone so I could call Ty to let me back in when I returned.|
|I found Ty and Elise hanging out on the balcony when I got back.|
|Carter ready for the beach!|
|Walking to the beach.|
|Not happy about her nose dive!|
|Trying to interest Elise in the sand but she was just cold and ready to go back after getting wet!|
Carter was having an absolute blast playing in the sand and the waves. He liked pretending to be Catboy, racing away from the waves as they came up to the shore. Then he'd use his Gekko grip to plant himself and keep the waves from knocking him down. He was standing in the waves yelling, "This is our first time at the beach, yay," right as a very strong wave knocked him backward. I grabbed his arm and pulled him back up but he got some water in his mouth and swallowed it. He kept telling the story to everyone, saying the wave was as tall as he was and I caught him right away but he accidentally drank the salt water and it tasted terrible. He told me if it had been regular water he wouldn't have minded and would have drank it all up. He was cracking me up. After that he was ready to head back. He wanted to be carried so I carried him most of the way back. He insisted on stopping to climb a couple trees so we did. Read about Carter's first trip to the beach here.
Once we were all cleaned off after the beach we headed back to Paul and Amanda's for our last day with them. Elise fell asleep for the drive which made for about an hour nap. I again tried transitioning her from the car to the bed but she again woke up. The unfortunate happened this time and she wouldn't fall asleep for a nap later either. Instead we played outside climbing trees and running around the house. We took some pictures of the cousins together after lunch. Leina had asked for a picture of all 3 kids together. Amanda took pictures as the rest of us tried to get them to all look at the camera at one time. Of course with 3 young kids that was impossible. Then Wyatt grabbed onto Carter's shorts and was pulling them. Carter didn't like that and tried to pull Wyatt's hand off his shorts which was a big distraction for them. Although we didn't get a picture of them all looking at us at the same time, I thought they were all absolutely precious! Elise had a blast playing with Wyatt in the afternoon but then randomly threw a toy at him. I put her in time out and then had her apologize to Wyatt. A little while later she did it again. That time she yelled sorry to Wyatt and then immediately walked over and put herself in time out. The lack of a nap was definitely rearing it's ugly head!
|Elise asleep in the car.|
|My favorite cousin picture.|
|We tried a little tablet time for rest time, but it didn't seem to help.|
|It was so cute to see Carter asleep with his leg sprawled across Elise!|