As mentioned previously, we spent most mornings doing activities (the aquarium, the Ferry boat, the local market street, Church, and 3 & 4D mini movies), but every evening we spent on the beach. This year I wasn't quite as obnoxious with the camera (at least I don't think so). I felt much more confident this year and didn't obsess over getting the "perfect" picture. I just had fun and in return got some good pictures which I'll share (and some not so great which I'll also share).
One day early in the week on the beach, my Mom and I were laying in the surf when Kaylee walked up:
Kaylee: "What's this"? touching it
Me: "Kaylee, NO!!!! That's a jellyfish... it will sting you."
Kaylee knew they stung people because Hawkins from her class at school told her about getting stung by a jellyfish.
Kaylee: "SCREAMING" and rubbing her legs
Cody: "SCREAMING... it gunna sting me" and rubbing his legs.
Now, the jellyfish was dead and no one got stung, but the psychological damage was not soon overcome. It took a while to convince them they had not been stung and then convince them that the jellyfish was in fact dead. For several days Cody freaked out over everything from seaweed to sticks, but by the end of the week he was ok and it honestly didn't impair the fun and playing.
I'm glad to report we did not see anymore jellyfish the remainder of the week. Our last day we did see a man-o-war (I think that's what they are called) which actually much worse than jellyfish, but we survived the week with no injuries, stings, or bites. OOPS, rewind... we did have some bites....more later.