Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Day at the Beach

This is my third attempt to sit down and write this post.  Finally, finally, I got it finished…

The first stop on our cruise was at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.  This is Carnival’s private island just for their guests.  It’s a quiet peaceful place with miles of beautiful white sand and all kinds of sunny fun.  Our family had a great time on the island relaxing in the sun. 

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The island featured a nice little play area for the monkeys to goof around on.  I kid you not, Lucy must have gone up and down this shipwreck slide 50 times.  She was the only kid playing on the slide, except for Ty every once in awhile, and she enjoyed every minute of it.

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There was also another slide/playground area for older kids.  Lucy made a couple of trips down this slide but not without Daddy.

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With the money his grandparents gave him to take on the trip, Ty bought himself a pair of goggles and some snorkel gear.  He had a good time trying them out in the crystal clear ocean. 

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Lucy waded in the ocean a time or two, but it just wasn’t as fun as that slide.

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Here’s our attempt at trick photography.  I’m not sure if it looks like Ty’s holding the ship in his hand or if he’s balancing it on his head.  Ha ha.

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Back on the shore Daddy decided to bury Lucy in the sand.  I wasn’t sure how she would go for this, but she was a willing participant.  She must have thought that she was supposed to go to sleep. 

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She didn’t make a peep – just turned her head to the side and closed her eyes.

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Ty made a friend on the island, and the two boys played together the rest of the cruise.  Take a look at the awesome sand castle the boys built!

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They didn’t build this castle, but the guys who did build it let Ty and some other boys play with it when they were done.  Surprisingly, the boys didn’t demolish the castle.  Mostly they just worked hard hauling water to fill the moat.

I found this shovel floating in the ocean, and Lucy used it to make a “sand castle” of her very own.

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Ty wasn’t the only one who made a friend on the cruise.  This little girl, Lilly, took a special interest in Lucy.  She has a few younger siblings of her own, so she was very good playing with little Lulu. 

When Daddy got tired of going down the slide, Lilly gave Lucy a hand.

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Lilly also let Lucy “bury” her in the sand.  Two sweet girls having fun!

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OK.  That concludes part two of our cruise.  I’ve still got a few more pics to share with y’all.  Hopefully I’ll get those up by the end of the week.  I also have some new cake pictures to show you, so be sure to stop back in.


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