yep, i'm still posting about our trip to maryland! we did so much there and haven't done much since. so...
on our second day at the ocean, we walked over to layton's for a yummy breakfast. they had typical breakfast food, but their most amazing feature was their donuts. now we have an amazing local donut place here which i've talked about before, but these donuts were beyond amazing. i mean melt in your mouth amazing. we've been talking about them ever since!
after layton's we took a little bike ride on a four person surrey. the kids got to ride up front, and they loved it! we sang "wheels on the bus" really loud and embarrassed jay to death. i've also decided that it would be really fun to buy one of these and ride it around out neighborhood. wouldn't that be hilarious?! jay was again...embarrassed at the idea. it was a really good workout though!
when it was about time for lunch, we changed, packed up our stuff so we could check out of the hotel, and headed down the boardwalk for some pizza. it was a little further than i thought and the kids fell asleep on the way there.
they slept through most of lunch. lula finally woke up and ate a little. diesel finally woke up near the end, but was still so tired that he didn't want to eat. i put him on my lap to color, but when i set him down to go to the bathroom, the biggest melt down i've ever seen began and lasted for about the next 30 minutes. it was kind of miserable. i immediately took him out of the restaurant of course and tried to distract him on the boardwalk and the sand, but nothing would work.
finally everyone else came out and i handed him off to jay. i'd been promising lula a henna tattoo which were advertised all over the boardwalk. so we got her a butterfly and flower. she was so proud! meanwhile, diesel was screaming.
at some point he insisted on taking off all his clothes. then jay carried him kicking and screaming along the boardwalk back to the hotel. at some point he realized that diesel wanted a tattoo too, which i had offered him earlier and he had just screamed at. anyway, that's what finally calmed him down!
it was quite a busy trip to the beach, but we had a great time overall. and i'm glad my kids finally got to see the ocean!