I am in the process of packing up suitcases for Emily and me because we're heading to Ocean City tomorrow morning! As a way to celebrate my grandma's (78th!) birthday, the ladies of the family are going down the shore. My mom, grandma, Aunt Sharon, cousin Megan, Emily, and I will be spending the weekend hanging out on the beach, swimming in the ocean and the pool, playing games, and eating crabs :) We're also staying right across the way from Amber, so she'll be joining us for the fun too. Right now, I am in shock as to how two people can require 3 suitcases. One is for my stuff, one is for Emily's clothes and shoes, and the last is for everything else that is required to take a 2-year-old to the shore. Her potty chair seat, her diapers, her books, her toys, her doll that she sleeps with...whew! I am super excited to get Em on the beach; last year while visiting my Dad and Shirley, she LOVED the beach, but she wasn't walking yet. Now, she's not only walking, but running, hopping, and galloping. We had her in the ocean a little last year too, but I'm sure this year she'll be more aware of it...I hope she loves swimming in it as much as her mommy and Auntie Amber do! I'll be sure to post lots of pictures after we return!