Two weeks ago, Joe had an Edward Jones retreat in Myrtle Beach and he let us girls tag along!! I was very excited but also extremely nervous, apprehensive and unsure of how things were going to go. Joe was going to be in a lot of meetings so help with the girls was going to be minimal if any at all. I can usually handle things on my own but a beach and open water with my wild Abby was a whole new experience and I was unsure of how I could do it. But we made it! And had TONS of fun and can't wait to go back!!!
This was Abigail's first time in a hotel since she was about 5 months old so it was a whole new experience for her. The minute we got to the hotel she kept going "Whoa mommy" "Wook mommy" "Wow mommy". It was extremely adorable and I loved seeing how new and amazing everything was through her eyes!
We made sure to press all 16 buttons on the elevator, jumped on the bed, had the tv turned on non-stop and of course ran up and down the corridors :) The hotel alone was like an amusement park to her!
Our room was amazing and overlooked the beach. Abby loved sitting by the window and watching people swimming and boats going by! We were truly spoiled on this trip with a great stay and good food!
When we first got up to the room, we didn't have long before we had to be at dinner but Abigail and I managed to run down to the beach really quick. I couldn't wait to see the look on her face! I thought for sure she would run straight to the water and love it! But there she was, my brave little girl, apprehensive and afraid of the ocean!! I wish I could say she quickly warmed up but it took her until the following day to really learn to appreciate it!
Can you see the apprehension in her face??
Trying to figure out the waves and water...she was so nervous about those waves "Getting Her"!
It was so much fun to 'see the beach' through her eyes!!
Day 2 started out with corn chips for breakfast, served in a frisbee :) Yeah, I'm pretty much the best mom ever. (Don't worry, Edward Jones had a pretty nice breakfast buffet that we took advantage of after she finished the corn chips :) Don't you love the bedhead!
Day 2 was the day that Joe had meetings until about 12:30. I was going to try to get the girls to the beach/pool and back before then so that we could do lunch and some shopping! We started out at the beach first because it wasn't as crowded and because there were a couple people around that offered to help with Ada. I had the stroller packed down with all the 'essentials' needed - or that I thought I needed! I must've been a sight as I had to drag the packed stroller through the soft sand to get to the packed sand. But in the end it was totally worth it for the fun that Abigail had!
This is the only picture I have of Ada on the beach! LOL poor second child syndrome :)
Once she got comfy with the water and waves, she had a blast running in and out and trying to run away from the waves!
It really took Abigail a while to understand that the waves weren't going to 'get' her and she could sit where they reached the sand and enjoy the water.
And of course she had to taste it!
On the way back to meet Daddy after an exhausting morning :)