Saturday, August 9, 2008

An Amazing Feat

We are at the Beach! After a short visit with Joy, we got here in plenty of time to check in and meet the group from Georgia for supper. The kids were very well behaved, ate very good (for my non-eating kids) and were ready to go back to the hotel for bed...or so they said!

Jody dropped us off, he went back to meet the group for their session and I got the kids in bed.

Now I have always been a routine mom. We have strict bedtimes, naptimes....etc. They aren't big eaters, but I don't give extra options at meal times. Stuff like that. It works great when we are in our routine. When we are not, its very challenging.

At home Luke and Silas share a room. But since Silas sleeps on the top bunk and Luke on the bottom, they are very good about going straight to sleep. I guess with the knowledge that everyone was in his room, Luke decided to entertain everyone with singing and storytelling. Silas and Hattie said they couldn't sleep b/c Luke wouldn't be quiet. Needless to say, it was 10pm before all 3 were asleep. And it was 6:40am when Luke began singing and calling the family roll!

Hattie fell off her little bench/bed around 4am. Silas called out in his sleep a time or two. Several other things caused me to get up and check on someone or go to the bathroom. I was TIRED when I woke up.

Anyways...we had a nice morning. Great breakfast. Fun at the beach and pool and then we headed back to our hotel room for NAPS! Now I know everyone was exhausted, but I was very concerned about how this was going to work.

Hattie was beyond her point of easy resting, she was very whiney. Luke was trying to keep himself up by talking/singing. And Silas was looking at books. Well...all that to say, somehow sleep deprivation took over and I woke up, startled, seeing that I had been asleep at least 30 minutes and EVERYONE else was asleep too!!!

YAY!!!

Hattie just woke up, Jody's gone again with the group and when I get the boys up and going we are going to meet them at Broadway at the Beach.

7 comments:

Kara said...

Sounds like LOTS of fun! I do miss going to Myrtle Beach....it was almost an every weekend thing for us before we had kids! We would camp at Myrtle Beach State park which is really nice too if you all ever feel like camping! It has lots of nice trees so it is fairly private. Enjoy your weekend and hopefully everyone goes to bed easier tonight! :)

Morgan said...

We are in Myrtle Beach too!!! We are all in one room together, so we know how you feel!! Hope you get better sleep tonight!

Kelly M. Parkison said...

Sounds fun! Thanks for asking about me. I am feeling much better now that the 1st trimester is over. I can't wait to find out what we are having. I hope things are going well for you guys at NGU. I miss all my friends there! Please tell your mom hello for me. She is one cool lady!

Erin said...

Haha! I totally understand your pain and I only have 1 child! When we go away on vacation, we always get a suite so V can sleep in the living room area on the pull out and we can have some time to ourselves in the back (and get some sleep!) Last weekend, we went to a wedding in Gastonia (hubbie did the pictures, V was the flower girl) and to be cheap, we just got a regular room. V is a super light sleeper...she didn't fall asleep until after 10 one night and after 11 the other!!! Oh my goodness...I was so tired! Hope you guys enjoyed the beach though. :)

Stacy said...

Sometimes going away isn't even worth it when the kids are so crabby! We had some crabbiness while we were in Colorado, but it wasn't too bad.......even though the kids were in bed later than 10 pm MOUNTAIN TIME each night! YIKES!

Stacy said...

Sometimes going away isn't even worth it when the kids are so crabby! We had some crabbiness while we were in Colorado, but it wasn't too bad.......even though the kids were in bed later than 10 pm MOUNTAIN TIME each night! YIKES!

Tasha Via said...

That is too funny, it did sound a lot like our night! Ah, the joys of life on the road=)