We just got back from our annual vacation to Lake Erie and let me tell ya- if you aren't vacationing with grandparents, you're doing it wrong.
We all have so much fun on this trip and I think I can safely say it's win-win for everyone. The kids get to hang out with their grandparents (who they might love more than us) and Steve and I get to have some alone time while still having fun on the beach with the kids.
Ever since Steve was 2 years old, he and his parents have gone to a private community in Vermilion Ohio on Lake Erie. There is a great park for kids, a beautiful beach and some really amazing houses. Last year was my first year on this trip and I fell in LOVE. It's the most peaceful place I have ever been and it is now my dream to own a house here.
Emily is a beach girl for sure- she loved playing in the sand, walking in the water and helping me find lake glass. She was not however, a fan of wearing a life jacket- so no boating or swimming in the lake for her.
Gavin was not a fan of the beach at first. He didn't like the sand or the wind coming off the water. Once the wind calmed down, he did start to warm up to the beach life. He would throw rock after rock into the lake and he loved having water poured on his head. But his favorite part of vacation was playing at the park and daily bike rides with Grandpa- oh and chasing sea gulls.
Steve and I had a couple of dates, which is always good.
The kids played so well together (better than the norm) and we all had ice cream just about every day (I'm now on a diet).
There is just nothing better than a relaxing week away with your family, is there?
Now it's back to the real world - happy Tuesday!