for the last few years we have managed to get away with 2 other family's who are wonderful company...and off to various beaches we go, camping. Massive amounts of planning, baking, packing and wedging the last minute bag/s (oops), onto an already overstuffed trailer. You never know if the kitchen sink will come in handy afterall!!
An awesome holiday for the kiddos, and for us too....although one must be honest, with 2 preschoolers, one does feel like a jack in a box, jumping up and down....'No son, don't throw yourself into the ocean...no son, don't throw your sisters towel into the ocean...um son, could you put the large stick down and not poke that random kid with it'...etc etc. I am being a tad silly, they were very well behaved and slept wonderfully in the tent...but you can never truly relax till they are asleep. Its all part of the camping fun!
This is the first year in 5 years that I have not being heavily pregnant (like 34 weeks...on an airbead, on THE GROUND), or breastfeeding a 10 month old....it was rather, well, odd; and less revealing! (trust me, a good, nay GREAT thing!). Awesome time had by all....and am not ready to pop the tent away just yet, so am looking forward to at least one more camping summer adventure.