While at the beach, I met up with some old friends from high school. Megan moved to the Wilmington area several years ago, and Donna and her family just happened to be vacationing there at the same time we were.
We all met on Tuesday afternoon at an indoor jumping arena. The kids had a blast, and we were able to catch up with each other . . . well, as much as we could while trying to wrangle 8 kids.
Here's Claire flying down one of the slides. She had a ball! Shawn and I were both pleasantly surprised to find that she was willing to try out all the slides and jumping rooms.
Jumping in the Princess castle.
After wearing out the kids at Monkey Joes, we all headed to Chik Fil-A for kid's night. The kids got balloon animals and swords from a clown there who was also painting faces and various other body parts. Claire got a mermaid painted on her hand. If you ask her, going to the "jumping place" and getting her "tattoo" were the highlights of the beach trip.
The picture below is in front of the restaurant after dinner. It was SO good to see these girls!