We have had a lovely relaxing week away, just us, as a family hanging out together. It's rare and we have soaked up every bit. My Muddy kids have done really well, trying to get along and help each other when they need it, play together more and more and just enjoy being together.
Over the week though there's been a few things I'm extremely grateful for.
I am Grateful for my Muddy Hubby who is not afraid to get himself dirty to help the kids have the most fun. He will sit in the sandy shallows and help them enjoy the surf, he'll let them bury him in the sand til he has sand everywhere and then he'll turn around and help them bury themselves.
Consequently I am grateful for the beach showers, which meant I could shower off most of the sand and it didn't have to be carted all through the cabin we were staying in.
I am grateful for the shells on the beach that kept the Muddy Girls entertained for hours, collecting them, washing them, sorting them, talking about them and finally sharing them by showing them off.
I am grateful for the abundance of parks on the coast which meant the kids didn't get bored with the same one over and over.
Overall I am grateful for a relaxing family holiday, it's been long overdue but we have soaked up every second and made the most of it.
Linking up at Village Voices for 52 Weeks of Grateful, hosted by the lovely Bron. Please stop by and check it out.