You Snooze You Lose
That was the caption of the above pic I posted on Facebook and Instagram this afternoon...after swimming all morning, we decided to hit up our favorite ice cream place, Royal Scoop for some yummy chocolate peanut butter ice cream! Well, Patrick fell asleep about 10 minutes before we got there and we decided not to wake the sleeping beast and let him snooze...therefore he didn't get any ice cream! We promise to make it up to him one day :)
Anyways, my last post was all about our time in West Palm Beach on Singer Island. We got to see an awesome sunset before heading out to dinner--where Rosie decided the table was the perfect teething toy for her ((eye roll))...and mother of the year here let her chew away. It kept her quiet. Don't judge.
My mom made this delicious homemade chocolate fudge for our ice cream after dinner and OMG it was to die for. Patrick obviously concurred.
We left there yesterday morning and headed out to Bonita Springs on the other side of the state via Alligator Alley...but not before I snapped some pics of the burritos on the balcony one last time before we left.
Like I said before, I'm mildly nervous about our 18ish hour drive home later this week...but our 3+ hour drive on Tuesday gave me hope that it SHOULD be okay, cause, my kids love technology.
Hoping their digital pacifiers keep them sane and happy for a few (or twenty) hours. Fingers crossed.
I was soooo hungry I resorted to snapping car pics to pass the time until we made it to lunch. Before lunch though we stopped by our old friend Jean and Clem's nursing home to say hello and oh boy were they happy to see us and meet the kiddos! The last time I saw them I think it was in 2002, but even though it's been like 13 years I don't think they've changed one bit! It was great to see them and catch up.
We made it to my uncle Johnny and aunt Sally's in the afternoon on Tuesday and Patrick wanted to swim (duh), so he hopped in the pool for a quick bit before we headed to my cousin Jack and his fiancee Steph's where we were staying not too far away.
I snapped this pic on the way into Jack and Steph's place -- um, I'm a sucker for palm trees (just like my aunt Mary!) and I could just look at them through the sun all.day.long.
We had a bit before dinner after we got to Jack and Steph's, so Patrick got in his third pool in a 24 hour period and swam some more! Rosie was the trusty lifeguard :)
We then went with everyone, including Jack's grandma Phyllis, to this delish pizza place for dinner and it was sooooo good. I had a calzone and it quickly trumped Dewey's as my new favorite.
After dinner we all were dead tired and decided to come home and fall asleep...I think everyone was asleep within 30 minutes of getting home! Haha!
Today we woke up (Rosie, see above, was chipper and happy as usually when she arose from her slumbers) and decided to hang out at my uncle Johnny's club pool and it was the most perfect day. Seriously. The kiddos both had a blast (and Rosie got a siesta in the lounge chair!) and Patrick swam and played until his little heart's content...
...and I obviously snapped the GoPro like crazy in the pool. Haha. Tis my jam lately on vacay, huh?!! Oversharer much Alex?!! Hehehe.
Anyways, once we left the pool we decided to hit up Scoops and that's when both kiddos fell asleep so just Mike and I got some ice cream...and then we decided to leave the kids both asleep in the car (where they slept for an hour and a half! WOOT!!!) while I sat with the door open in Jack and Steph's driveway and edited pics and wrote this here blog post (you're welcome!).
We are getting ready to leave here in a bit to go make a mama's milk drop off for the gal I found to donate to down here...and then head to the country club for dinner. It should be a fun night!
Tomorrow we're spending Thanksgiving day at the beach (don't be too jealous :) and then heading back to my aunt and uncle's for a big Thanksgiving feast before we head back home really early Friday morning.
Well, the kiddos are starting to stir (cue Patrick screaming cause he doesn't know where he is. Oops!) so I'm done here...that's about all I've got for today...have a wonderful Thanksgiving and family time friends!