Thursday, October 28, 2010

Florida trip part 1: First beach day

Our trip to Florida was so fun!
Chase had lots of firsts this trip.
It was his first plane trip and I was a little worried about how he would do.
But he ended up being a great traveler and was really good on the plane
until the last 10 minutes of our last flight.
By that point he was just tired of being stuck on a plane
and ready to be done traveling.
He screamed in the car all the way from the airport to Derek's parents' house.
We were so glad when we finally made it!

This was Chase's first trip to the beach:

He wasn't too sure about the waves crashing into his little legs. He seemed much happier on the sand under an umbrella. He did love kicking his feet in the sand, and digging his fingers into the sand too. We managed to keep most of the sand out of his mouth.

Kicking back and relaxing.

I love how Chase crosses his legs like this!

I thought we were going to have to leave because Chase started getting fussy, but I stuck him in the water sling and he went right to sleep. That bought us an extra hour.

Ethan and Julia really enjoyed swimming in the waves a lot more this trip, I guess they're getting a little more adventurous.

The kids loved having Derek pull them out in this raft, the "SS Borsky."
They would ride over the waves,
and then he'd let go and the waves would carry them back to shore.

We even had enough time for building a sand castle.

Chase enjoyed his bath after the beach without his bath seat from home.
He kept laughing and kicking his legs-- he was so excited.

That night we enjoyed some Southern cuisine from Sonny's BBQ.
We had never tried fried corn on the cobb before,
but it was actually really good.

Chase even cooperated during dinner so we could all eat together.

We finished up the night with birthday pie for Grandpa Buzz and Ethan,
since both of their birthdays are in October.

To be continued...


Donna Weaver said...

Can't wait to see your pics from that little theme park you all visited ...

Malinovka said...

That pic of Julia and Chase in the tub is SO cute!!! I love seeing pics of your trips. I'm so glad you guys had such a good time.