Kylee, was busy picking up right where she left off with her cousins. It's amazing how despite how much time has passed since you've seen family you are comfortable within seconds and act like a day hasn't gone by. In this case it had been a year. Once they got over how long Kylee's hair had gotten and she realized that none of her boy cousins had any barbies they were off to the water! Kylee has taken leaps and bounds with her swimming this summer and did much better keeping up with her cousins. Just when I thought there wasn't much more to teach this Summer Uncle Freddie helped her take on snorkeling which of course was heaven on earth for Ky and then I stepped up to the plate and relied on my childhood days to teach Ky how to boogie board. We had a great time together and I love how much she trusts me. She was so brave and we had a blast out in the ocean with Grandpa, Freddie and cousins. I was wishing Sky could have seen her in action but don't worry we got some on film.
"Little Lexi" was hysterical to watch as this was her first time really getting into all the pool and beach activities. I can't believe how fast she is growing up and how well she kept up with the group. She of course devoured her smoothie and lived up to her reputation of loving food. In the beginning she had no fear of the water but after going under a few times she finally caught on. She quickly learned she needed her tube or Mommy to catch her but still gave it a fight at times as one of her favorite lines is, "I do it!" She was often found making silly noises as she bobbed along the ledge in the pool from one side to the other and telling anyone in her way "Beep Beep." Another favorite line heard quite frequently was, "Watch this Mommy" as my head was going back and forth as fast as possible between my energetic girls. She loved playing in the sand and the ocean had the perfect conditions for her to even swim. With all of that though my 2 year old's favorite spot was our own personal SHOWER room in the Ritz. This girl loved the shower and couldn't get enough of it. It was a gigantic dual headed shower that all 3 of us used each day and just lived it up with all the huge soft towels we needed, a mini shower head for the girls and my own for me. We had our day down to a "T"
There is something about watching your kids be overjoyed, entertained, excited about life, living in a lap of luxury and staring at the beach that makes life priceless!
Grandma and Grandpa took GREAT care of us like always and I was sure thankful for their help! They always amaze me which I say all the time.
I had such a great time being a Mom and watching these two bond. They have become so close and Lexi is Ky's little shadow. It has been pretty difficult having Ky leave us every day for school. These 2 girls are everything to me and I hope I remember all of these amazing memories. Ky is just great at watching after her sister (most of the time) and every day Sky and I think about how thankful we are that they have each other.
This one just says it all! Another perfect Florida trip with my beach bums!
I have to add...just when you think Sky is missing out.....he had his Dad fly to VA to golf with him while we were gone. I tell ya...HARD LIFE!