Last week at this time we were winding down from a week at the beach. It was quite a fun week. We went to the beach and I had fun watching Hannah jump over waves and draw pictures in the sand with her feet. I was reminded of the special bond between Hannah and Dylan and am so thankful for both of them. They both are incredible people that have their own separate path in life, but when they connect, I see a beautiful bond.
While staying at the condo, Hannah was making friends any moment she could and we met a wonderful family that was on vacation from Atlanta. Hannah connected immediately with the oldest daughter and they played together every moment they could. I am so amazed at how much Hannah came along in her swimming while we were there. When we arrived, she had a hard time getting her body far enough under water so she could dive or do an underwater handstand. By the time we left, she was doing an incredible handstand underwater and I know it was due to her watching her new friends swim and play.
I wish I had some pictures of some of things that Dylan was able to do. He enjoyed playing golf with my dad and my brother and from what I hear, he had a fabulous time and can’t wait to do it again. I’m really happy that Dylan is able to pursue the things that make him happy and that he can do so well. Thanks to my dad and brother for supporting him in his love of golf!
We were able to spend some time at a shopping area called Broadway at the Beach. There are a few rides there that Hannah likes to ride each time we go and was affectionately calling it the ‘circus’. Not quite a circus, but hey, it works for me She rode the teacups and the whales (all electronic, I assure you) and the moved on to the fountain in the center of the shopping area. She LOVED it! She jumped in there, dress and all and had a blast. In fact, we went back a few days later and were more prepared with bathing suit and all and she was a bit more timid. She said she liked it better with the dress on.
We were able to spend lots of time with family, which I love…it’s good to connect with those that have known you your whole life and to hope those connections will last, even if you do go on separate paths in your life. The love is still there and will always be…this is something that I hope they know. My parents, brother and sister-in-love, aunt and uncle…they ALL are a blessing to me.
Hannah and I spent a few hours going back to the ‘circus’, but it was a bit hot, so we ended up going into a wonderful store, called Yours and Mayan and we were able to buy these scarves in honor of my friend, Lauren. It was fun just hanging out with my daughter. She is a gem.
So we ended our time just playing together in the pool and with all the other families gone, we had the pool to ourselves for most of the day. Hannah was able to swim as much as she wanted and we had lots of joyful moments together. I am so thankful for moments such as these and would not trade them for any amount of money you could offer me. These moments are priceless.