All good things have to come to an end, so we packed up and left Cape Cod this morning at 5am. The traffic can be pretty bad so we got up early to beat the rush and made it back home by about 10:30.
As much as we hated to leave, it is good to be home and get back into our daily routines again....even though that means going back to work tomorrow.....that will be tough after such a lazy week!
Coming home is always hard on Nick.....he is already missing Eddie and the rest of his cousins and is now facing the reality that summer is just about over and school is right around the corner.
Although the start to the vacation was rough for Sarah, she was really good......we had some really late nights after being on the beach all day and she hung in there with us.
We had a wonderful week with all of our family, but it just goes by too quickly and we never accomplish everything we set out to do.......the weather didn't help us either!
One of the things that I definitely wanted to do was a family picture on the beach to use for our Christmas cards......well, we put it off, because of the weather, it rained a lot at night and that is really the only good time to do this, so the picture took place last night and it was a mad rush and Sarah was dead tired.....so it was difficult to get her to cooperate with the camera. We got to the beach and guess what.....the storm clouds started racing in again.....so needless to say the pictures are not good enough for cards......here are two of the best shots...they are OK, but not Christmas card material:
Since I didn't get a chance to post since Friday morning, I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures of the last couple days of our vacation!
Nick made this in the sand on Friday.....I thought it was so cute how the shovels and pail are in the corners.....he worked hard to keep it from collapsing!
Sarah eathing watermelon.......she picked up her cousins sunglasses......and would not take them off!
This is Pat's twin brother, Mike.....Sarah just loves him.....she snuggled with him for a couple of minutes on the beach....he kept her nice and warm!
Nick heading out to catch some waves......I love the look on his face....very determined!
Riding in on the boogie board! He had so much fun doing this......what a great workout....they were all exhausted when we got home from the beach each day!
Look at these houses on the water! This picture was taken from the beach where we shot our family photos last night.....the scene was breathtaking......oh how I would love to own a home with a view like that..........A girl can dream can't she?