Anytime you see the Groves crew walking INTO a restaurant like this... LOOK OUT!
Because when my girls are sleepy, they go into HIGH GEAR! It is like they are trying to escalate themselves into staying FULLY awake!
Such was the case of one of our last nights at the beach!
This was that same night where Ellie did her dad's manicure and facial. ANYTHING to keep them in their seats!
Of course, we had an entourage of help!
Gabbi Girl, my writer, was preoccupied for, ohhhhh, about 30 seconds, with a crayon.
Those were some sweet, sweet 30 seconds!
And then, it was in my lap, in dad's lap, down the hallway, into the arcade, up and down the stairs, about 50 times!
Look at this gorgeous hair. Just sayin'!
We kinda tried to give these two a break this night. They had done a LOT to give us free time on the beach! (Hey Tina, the one on the right is your future daughter in law. Let's make this happen!)
Party pics. KK and veronicia.
My girls will NOT stay in their high chairs. ANd I know what you are thinking.... "Oh yea, MINE would! I would make them!"
Well maybe so, but at the expense of every other diner's enjoyment of their meal. Whining, crying, fit throwing. It just wasn't worth it. We had too many with us to have to go through all of that!
This would be gum from the gumball machine DOWN STAIRS! I seriously think we went up and down those stairs 50 times. A quarter bought, like, 8 pieces of chiclet type gum.
So we would come up with sorting colors, deciding who got which color gum, etc. ANYTHING to keep their minds on something besides getting up.
Are these not the most adorable little INEXPENSIVE dresses I found at the Children's Place (I think) outlet mall?!
Oh, there was also a vending machine for rubber balls.
We bought a few!
The big boys ended up being some of my best helpers this night. I think they kinda liked getting to go down to the arcade AND spending the money in the rubber ball machine. What is it about getting something to fall down a slot that is so mesmerizing?