Last night we got home from our first family vacation of the summer (and possibly our last family of four vacation). We decided last month to take a cruise. While it didn’t quite go as we had planned or hoped, it was nice to have some time together.
Sunday we started our drive to Cocoa Beach. Before getting to the beach we stopped off at my grandmother’s house. While there I tried to get Reese to climb the trees that my sisters and I would climb when we were little. She wanted nothing to do with that!
She cried and wanted to get down. This was the bigger of the trees. The small one we would climb in most fell over during a storm.
After our visit we headed to Cocoa Beach. We arrived there at 5:30 and got checked in to our hotel. The kids wanted to immediately get in to the pool. I, however, did not! It was so cold and windy. We let them play for a while and Lance got in eventually too.
Monday morning we were all up early so we went out to take a walk on the beach. It was a gorgeous morning and got us all excited about our cruise.
We made a quick trip to Ron Jon Surf Shop for a couple of things and then headed back to the hotel to play in the pool for a bit longer.
Finally it was time to head to Port Canaveral to board our ship.
We immediately got in the pool on the boat and were ready for the nice, sunny, fun, relaxing week.
Reese floated in the pool during the Bon Voyage party and loved watching it all.
Sam just loved being in the pool!
After a fun time in the pool we made our way to our room for a very quick shower so that we could head to dinner. We played so long in the pool that we only left 30 minutes for all four of us to get ready. Hence, Mommy’s hair in a pony tail.
After dinner we explored the ship some.
We found the soft serve ice cream and had a little after dinner snack. Sam ended up getting his all over himself.
It was a beautiful night. Maybe if we had known what was ahead for us during the week, we may have tried to enjoy it just a bit more.