After the parade, we went to dinner with my parents and then home to get the kids in bed. It had been a long day, so we skipped out on the fireworks this year.
The kids couldn’t get their suits on fast enough and head for the water!
We ate lunch on the beach and spent the afternoon playing in the sand, ocean, and pool. After naps, we went to dinner at the Port Orange Steakhouse. It’s a favorite of ours, and didn’t disappoint. Tucker, however, did. Oh my gosh, he’s never been that bad at a restaurant before. I literally got up twice and just took him outside to walk around. While there are times that I’m a little sad our baby years are over, NOTHING about me will miss the terrible twos. Ha. He’s so dang cute, though, it’s almost impossible to get mad with him. ;)
After dinner, the big guys were off to the races. Nie-Nie did the drop off and Krispy Kreme pick up, while we hit the Ron Jon Surf Shop to find a beach toy Van had seen that morning on the beach. It’s called Surfer Dude, and from the sounds of it, we needed one.
That evening it was Mellow Mushroom for dinner. Pappy & Nie-Nie went home after dinner, but we stayed behind for another night of fun. First we hit Putt-Putt golf. We’ve never taken the kids before, and the girls are definitely at a fun age for it. Tucker was not feeling Putt-Putt. In all fairness, he wasn’t feeling 100% and I think that had a lot to with it.
I was in the Hallmark store the night before during mine & Tucker’s during-dinner walk, and found the Bean-Boozled Jellybeans. I’d heard about them, and thought it would be a fun game to play with the family. We didn’t have the box with the spinner, so we just dumped them all out on the coffee table and picked colors. It was hysterical and disgusting. I threw up twice while we (more like they) played. I only bit into one, but when I smelled the other ones I was literally sick. It was so gross. HOW can they make a jelly bean smell just like rotten cheese, but you can’t smell it until it has been bitten? Crazy.
3 little loves happy their Aunt Kels stayed with us
It was another fantastic Fourth.