Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cobb Family Vacation

Well, it's been an adventure that's for sure. Day 1 was Father's Day which we spent mostly in the car getting to Daytona Beach. Summer was wondering if we were almost there a hour or two into the trip. It was a long ride in the car packed out with the seven of us and all our stuff; in and out for potty breaks. Summer didn't watch an entire DVD the whole way down. She did nap once or twice. The whole way down, she kept asking if anyone had seen any palm trees yet. Her daddy saw the first one I think. When we got here and got the car unloaded, I put the girls in their swimsuits and took them to the pool. They were in heaven. After a brief walk down to the beach, the oldest and youngest of us crashed.

The past few days are a blur of pool time, shell collecting, ice cream eating, wave jumping and crafting. Summer has really had a blast and enjoyed all four of the outdoor pool areas. Mornings were spent at the kiddie pool where the girls floated and slid to their hearts content. Well, maybe not until it was content. Lexie can never get her fill of the water. Yesterday, I stayed down with her after Clint and Summer returned to the room and she finally got her fill. She was ready to go to the room when we finally packed up, but, of course, as we walked by the bigger pools, she was ready to get back in. Summer and I have had several pool outings by our self which we both enjoyed. She met one girl who she is really fond of: Liz. Sadly, Liz is leaving today. But, she and Lexie are both interacting with the other kids at the pool and it is neat to see them socializing. Summer likes to tackle me in the kiddie pool, and Lexie is right behind her. Lexie copies almost everything Summer does. She wants so much to be a big girl like she is. I'm starting to think Summer does the same for me too. She has been repeating some lately. You know, for fun. She won't repeat her daddy though.

There are lots of activities to do where we are staying. They have an indoor 9 hole miniature golf which Summer said she wants to do again. Summer and I played junk food bingo poolside yesterday after eating some lunch from the pool grill. They played five games and I think Summer made it through three of them. I won on the last game - blackout. She picked out a Snickers bar for her prize. She also tried an ice cream float made with orange soda and vanilla ice cream. She drank some of it, but I don't think she really cared for it.She loves to get an ice cream from the truck on the beach, but we didn't do that yesterday. So, her daddy took her out for ice cream last night while I stayed home with Lexie.

There is a craft center here which Summer has to go to every day. The first day she stuffed a kitty cat (kind of like build-a-bear) and decorated a shirt for it. She picked a skirt instead of shorts for the bottoms. I wouldn't see it any other way since she loves to wear skirts versus shorts. Skirts and dresses are her thing. The next day she painted a conch shell and a magnet. Yesterday, we both painted sand dollars. She will probably get up today wanting to go there before the pool. She did yesterday.

Just down the beach is a small amusement park with a huge Ferris wheel. We took Summer and Lexie to ride it. Clint was a little scared, or so he said. The girls had not fear though, only smiles on their faces. One night Clint and the older kids went there to ride the Slingshot. There is also a pier just down the beach which we have only been under, not on. I don't think it is open to the public though. Too bad they don't have fishing there because Summer and I would definitely be making a trip there.

The kids are all still sleeping on our last day of vacation. It's only 8:30 a.m. though. I've already been to the beach and read some in my book. I'm going to try to get everyone out of bed and to the pool this morning. I don't think the whole family has been to the pool yet. Maybe today. The older kids sleep half the day and then take hours to get out of the room. I'm not even sure the girls made it to the beach yesterday or the day before. But, Summer and I aren't wasting any time in the room. There's just too much fun to be had out there!


Stephanie said...

Sounds like you all are having a wonderful vacation!!

Kristi said...

What a fun vacation! I love seeing the happy smiles! Summer's hair is just coming in so fast! Such a pretty color.