Last week we spent 6 days in my favorite way; no agenda & all play time. We built sand castles to knock down, paddle boarded as the sun rose, chased crabs into their homes, and I had my fair share of mocktails.
You’d think after living the first 14 years of my life in Florida that I wouldn’t forget fundametal things like how the heat & humidity smack you right in the face when you go outside…especially in JULY….but turns out I forget every. single. time. and every single time I’m left wondering why on earth I brought a hoodie “just in case” (true confessions of a shameless over-packer) I also packed 6 swimsuits and only wore three of them, but that’s neither here nor there.
Thankfully, the Atlantic is just right and with the long Florida tides we were able to spend all day in the shallow water. Margot, you had a ball and you loved catching up with cousin Jack – you still ask for him to come play at home *break my heart*. You learned about jellyfish, boogie-boards, and watched Mullet jump in the water. You fed catfish some french fries and ate calamari for the first time (which you LOVED). You slept like a dream from spending all day in the sun and first thing you would say each morning was “I wan pay Dack ou-sigh!” (translation: “I want to play with Jack outside!”) At least once a day you would wander back up to the house, stand under the outdoor shower and wait until we came to turn it on – I’m assuming you wanted to cool down and once you did you would run back down to the beach to play. I love that you are adventurous and unafraid to wander, sometimes we would let you walk just to see how far you would go – we found out it was uncomfortably far & always had to come get you!
Lastly, I have decided that I want to be better about making home videos! I have loads of little videos on my phone and computer but never get around do doing anything with them – So here is Hollar family video #1 with hopefully many more to come 🙂
Song: Anywhere we go // Kaptan