Everyone's present and accounted for. My favorite line of last night came from age 5 "I can't WAIT until you see my new PAJAMAS!" Also priceless was the look on her face when presented with a box of 64 Crayolas. The puppet show that was happening took a turn something like "And then their friend was drawing and they stopped to watch her."
Age 10 and 8 played the wii we brought. I occasionally have to remind Mr. Sophanne that they don't have to do it the "right way" to have fun with it.
He so very much wanted to spend the evening at Wildwood and it took every bit of "honey do you really thinks..." to convince him that looking at the rides and fun through a raging thunderstorm really wouldn't be much fun.
This morning they are at the beach and I stayed home with the dog and made a giant salad. I wish I could like the beach more but I really don't. I like having it near me. I just am not into hot and sand and sunscreen and itchy sticky and maybe having a fish swim into you at the ocean. All that work just to feel like a whale in a bathing suit? Not for me.
Sadly this VRBO (vacation rental by owner) has not turned out as well as others have in the past. Safety concerns left the kids and the mama sleeping downstairs in the living room. There will be words with the owner later- I'm trying not to let my frustration at not getting what we paid for ruin the family fun mood.
Day 3? So far so good. More giggles and cuddling to come. And hopefully Wildwood tonight!