I couldn't tell you the last time we had a vacation. I know alot of people were like well you were just in Vegas for 2 weeks last January, trust me that was no vacation, and anyone who has traveled for an adoption knows what I mean. Yes we saw some great things and made some great memories but it was far from relaxing. Maybe some day down the road we will go back to Vegas and have a good vacation.
This year we went on a family vacation to the beach and it was amazing. After we drove most of the night to get there and got some sleep we were up bright and early with Noah. I have to add that Noah was a champ in the 7 hour car ride there and back, I was pretty impressed with him. The very fist thing I wanted to do was take him to the water to see the ocean for the first time. I am a life long beach lover and would be a total beach bum if I could support myself doing it. We got up and got ready to go to see the ocean, Noah, Joe, Pappy and I bright and early at 7:30 am. I would love to say Noah loved the water as much as his mommy does but that was not the case. He didn't even like the sand at first, it was to soft and uneven for him to walk on, but by the end of the week he had become a pro at it and loved it.
Several time during the week we got to see the wild horses around the campground, and one day they even came right out to the beach and walked around. That was a pretty cool thing to see. They just wondered around freely, in fact the night we got there we had to wait for several to move to be able to park the camper!
We did go to the boardwalk for about 2 hours one afternoon and had lunch and walked around a little bit. There was a gumball machine in front of the restaurant where we ate that Noah was obsessed with. We couldn't get him away from it. He loved checking out all the kites flying in front of the one store on the beach and stood and watched them for a long time. Some of them were pretty cool, I wish I would have taken a picture of them. One was a fish that I know had to have been 7 or 8 feet long. We did get to fly our own kites on the beach our last day there but they were not as elaborate as those ones were, but still just as fun.
We made so many amazing memories on our trip, our first family vacation. Being able to see things in a new way with a child be beyond amazing. For me it is like seeing old things in a new way and it is something I am so blessed to do. I can't wait to see what new and amazing things we will do and see down the road.
I am going to put my guard down and post some pictures of Noah, they are just to cute to keep to myself and not share.