Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th of July

This year, instead of staying home for the 4th, I decided to load up my boys and my nieces and head to the beach for a few days of fun in the sun!

It’s so nice that all 4 of the kids get along so well and we hardly ever hear squabbling between them…actually, we NEVER hear squabbling. 

See how much stuff we needed for only 3 days?  Mercy Me.  Next to that big red bag, in the seat, is one of my nieces.  The other niece was up front.

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There was LOTS of swimming….

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And helping each other out with pool toys.

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There was boogie boarding……

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With the help from an older cousin of course!

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The only unwelcome guests at our 4th party were HUNDREDS of jellyfish!  YUCK.  The lifeguard said something about the tide bringing them in.  The kids had a blast playing with them though!  They were instructed NEVER to touch the ones with brown on them.  Those are the ones that sting.  Out of 3 days in the ocean, only 2 of the kids got stung….the lifeguard sprayed alcohol on the sting and we were back on our way!

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Carter and my youngest niece played in the ocean, as they’re not ones to do much boogie boarding.

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All the cousins.  Love it.

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We rounded out the weekend with some sparklers that you can’t even see in this picture.  But they were there.  I promise.

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Watchin’ the tide roll in.  (or maybe it was rolling out).  Either way—it was rolling.  I love this picture too!

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And watching some beautiful fireworks over gorgeous Daytona Beach!

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Hope you all had a Happy 4th!  I’m heading to the beach again Saturday for a while—you probably won’t hear from me while I’m there, but I’ll have LOTS of pictures for you when I get back!


  1. Super cute pics! Looks like y'all had lots of fun!!

  2. Charon, looks like you had a fun time. Wish I had some nieces or nephews to take on a trip.

  3. There must be something about boys & older girl boys LOVE my niece, Kaelyn, who's 11. And I love the comment, "Watchin’ the tide roll in. (or maybe it was rolling out). Either way—it was rolling." That made me laugh...hard...I know, I'm weird.

  4. My kids and their cousins loved to spend time together--anywhere! Fun times!!!

    Enjoy the weekend.

  5. Oh how I would love to go to a beach!!!!

    It looks like you all had such a great time. Cousins are the best!

  6. Hey! Just wanted to let you know that we found out we are having a GIRL!!!! YAY!!!

  7. What a fun 4th, Charon! You are one brave momma.


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