I make my work schedule each month, and yesterday while I was putting it together and was stressed about yesterdays news I decieded to take an extra day off this week, as well as take off a week later on this month. Dave was off as well so we had a wonderful family day. We didn't worry about house work or errands, we just had fun.
Our plan was to just go pick strawberry's at a patch. We usually go over to this place in Surry, VA to do it, but we decieded to try a place that is much closer. On the way there we decieded to take the kids to Buckroe Beach which is in Hampton as well. Since it was a spur thing, I didn't have the kids bathing suits, but at least had sunscreen, and some toys in the car from the pool. We thought maybe we would walk on the beach and let the kids play a little. The kids had other plans, and wanted to get in the water. Of course I had dressed the girls in cutsy strawberry theme outfits for the strawberry picking, but whatever. They wanted to play and get wet, so I just let them go nuts.
I caught Laura on camera in the middle of ripping off her dress
Rachel didn't even bother ditching her dress, she just went on in
Emily at least stayed pretty, and enjoyed watching her sisters act crazy
Our little nudist
Dad getting in on the fun
Emily and I
Rachel looking for shells
After we left the beach, we went needed some new clothes before getting berries, so Big K it was...Laura needed some dry underwear after wearing hers at the beach, and Rachel needed a clean dry dress. Kmart shocked me with some super cute girl stuff, so my run in for a dress and underwear turned into a $30 adventure as I found some cute stuff for them. Those prices always make me smile.
Attempt of picture with the kids on tractor ride to get berries
Daddy and Rachel hunting for big red ones
Emily making sure we pick some for her
Laura ate more then she picked of course
After berry picking we went home for lunch and naps. I took advantage of nap time to lay in the baby pool in the backyard and read. Apparently Dave had a lot of fun at the beach, because after a few hours he asked me how I felt about going back to the beach, so next thing I knew he was suiting up the kids. We went to a beach a little closer to home, and I left the camera at home so I could sit back and just enjoy the kids, and the weather. The girls love the water so much. Can't say I blame them. I can seriously feel my blood pressure go down at the pool or the beach. We ended up going home when the lifeguards called it a day, and then we spend the evening chowing down on our strawberry's.