Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Accommodations

I've posted about all the highlights of our visit to Florida. The piece I have left out thus far is the side adventure of staying in Michael and Amanda's house. To sum up: 5 adults, 5 kids, 400 square feet. was a tight fit.

We managed to get all the kids into one room--Ivan and Charlotte in their own beds, Megan and Audrey on an air mattress, Ben on some sleeping bags piled up on the floor. For the adults, it was a bit tighter squeeze.

Amanda on the couch, Brenda and Michael on cots, and Chris and I on Michael and Amanda's mattress on the floor. It's been a long time since I had a slumber party!

The first day we were there, Amanda threw a little pre-birthday party for Ben, complete with a festive dessert.

Followed by presents.

The trucks were great fun at the beach.

Quiet time was always somewhat interesting, with the mix of kids who take naps and kids who don't and trying to keep kids quiet so others could sleep but not actually having the space for anyone to lay down... a near-daily adventure.

And the biggest side adventure of them all--3 of the five adults are pregnant. We successfully covered all three trimesters between us.

We attempted a cute pregnancy picture right as we were leaving, but we failed to notice how much the humidity was fogging up the lens, so the exposure didn't exactly work out. It improved with a little editing, and it's probably one of my favorites from the trip despite the blurriness.


Michael said...

Is it bad that I just now realized the significance of the colors in the jello? Hadn't even crossed my mind.

Liz, Karl, Madison, Brooklyn and Aubrey said...

I think your pregnancy pic looks great. Looks like you did it on purpose. And boy, I thought it was funny when we lived in IF and had my whole family sleep at our house. We even had people sleeping in the garage. But we've gotten nothing on your experience. :)