Jon's unit had to go away for a 2 week training and a friend in unit asked if we would be up for going on a short trip to make the time fly. How could I pass up a deal like that? We found a condo on vrbo.com that was super cheap and split between 2 families was affordable to go on a 4 day vacation to Myrtle Beach. Monday we loaded up the car and drove out. Our condo was in a hotel located on the beach with over 5 pools. It only took until the 3rd day for one of the 3 kids to throw something off our 14th floor balcony - luckily it was bathing suit not a sippy cup to hurt someone. Molly loved the pools and Riley loved the beach (sand) so it worked that one was happy all the time (just not both). We also got to do some touristy stuff and visit Broadway on the Boardwalk and go to Ripley's Aquarium which has a 75% military discount!! The kids favorite part about the aquarium was the climbing places and Molly thought about touching the sting rays. Our condo had a kitchen so we shared cooking duties but my favorite dinner was Chik-fil-a where the kids ate then played in the play place for over an hour and we had great conversation without having kids run around. We were near Chik-fil-a because we had to make a Target run since I forgot to pack pj's and underwear for Molly - luckily my friend's son had unpacked her underwear and bra's so she also needed to make the trip.
Enjoy the pictures:)The beach!
Sand, sand and more sand - every kids joy to dump things over and over and not get yelled at!
Finding entertainment in our room. The air conditioner was something all 3 enjoyed changing for us. We even had heat a few times:)
The view from our room - as nice as it was we couldn't leave the door open unless one of the mom's was sitting on the couch supervising the balcony to make sure things didn't go outside. Clearly we got a little lax by day 3 but it only took like 15 seconds and all 3 kids out there with our drying suits for something to fly:)
Getting ready for the aquarium.
Molly getting to try and touch the sting rays
Where we had to drag the kids away from at the aquarium
A slide with no stairs so you had to tell your kid to climb up the slide - Molly and Adian were up for that!
Riley sunbathing and reading her Rainbow fish book while Molly made creations.
We buried Molly and then she wanted to bury her baby
Beach baby! Sand everywhere (and a little oreo)
Riley made friends with the little old ladies next to us and decided to sun bath with them and read her books since she was not a fan of the pool. They were gracious enough to go along with her and joke with her. I didn't get a picture of it but at one point she was in the chair next to them laying out reading her rainbow fish book trying to copy them - it was super cute!
Molly got out of the water only for snacks!
Just don't make me go in the water and I will be happy!
Riley played in the baby pool for a little while but was much happier to walk around on the dry ground and not have to be in water - she is like her dad! Here she is with our traveling buddies - Adian and Laura.