We have been having a really wonderful time on vacation and the kids are doing pretty well. C.'s parents joined us for part of the time and my sister and niece spent 10 days with us. That gave us a great excuse for spending as much time on or near the water as possible. We all MISS the ocean so we are trying to store up as much water time as we can. The kids do very well on boats and in fact I was noticing how relaxed they all are whenever we board one. I don't know if it is the water that has a calming effect or the fact that we are all together and they know exactly where we all are (no more than 5 or 6 feet away) at all times. I am trying to get a post written about how the younger two are doing on this trip but I just haven't had enough quiet (and alone) time. For now the pictures will have to do!