Beach Bum McG's ready for some wave action.
Our oh so serious driver is in dire need of relaxation!!
A photo of our very UNRELIABLE power source on the way to Guana Bay
Guana Bay and St.Barths
Playing in the waves
AAAHHH, no studying for the moment.
Our happy water babies
Ro's drip castle
What more do you need?
And a coconut.....
Pack mule dad bringing the kids to the car sand-free.
A local cricket match - we are still trying to figure out this game.....
We tried to rest as long as possible once the power went out - but it was not meant to be. The boys were ansy so I took them to the pool while Mike studied. You kinda know when the power is out as everyone congregates at the pool - what a better way to stay cool and something to do. As we hung out longer and longer wondering when the power would come on.......we got word from dad - power is on......never mind....tricked ya, it is off again. So, we stayed longer. Mike decided to join us as well. Soon dusk began to fall and the bats came out to eat all the mosquitos. Ronan squeeled with delight as he sat on dads shoulders in the pool and the bats dove down close to the pool. Amazing and fun to watch. The closer he could get the better for him (the bat and Ronan). Eventually it was dark and we needed to head up to find our head lamps and fix some kind of dinner. Along the way Dillon made a special discovery - he spotted lightening bugs. These were always a special part of my childhood and it seems they are not as common as they used to be. Ronan was once again screeching with enthusiasm and running in the dark to catch one of these childhood wonders. I am sure the whole neighborhood now knows Ronan as the loud one.......the security guard actually wandered over to check what all the fuss was......just a child enjoying these fun creatures of the night. We took our time to watch the fireflys flash their special lights for us and slowly made our way home. SO thankful for a wonderful day at the beach and finished off by a magical evening filled with bug eating bats and special lightening bugs. All of this opportunity because the power was out.......nothing better than special opportunities at the least expected times. I am so glad my boys had the experience of discovering fire flies in the dark unexpectedly - a special memory from my childhood that could not be re-created unless it just happened - and it did. A perfect end to a perfect day!!!!!
Enjoy the video - sorry for the crappy quality it was our underwater camera - but as you can tell we are having a blast. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWn1A3FmGJo