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The Hamburglar

I might need some help with this, but I think we need to try to convince Oscar to be the Hamburglar for Halloween. I don't think there is a child on the planet that eats more burgers than him. He had 2 hamburgers today and probably at least 5 for the trip so far. He is so excited at the sight of mustard bottles now too. We ate lunch at the beach bar today and he saw that mustard bottle and started doing his little Oscar dance. So funny...

Last night I got kicked out of the bed, not by Beth, but by Michael. When I went to bed, there he was in my spot, so I slept in his sleeping bag. Looks like more of the same tonight.

Today we got a late start and made it to the beach around 11am. We decided to stay there for most of the day. Our pool time was limited to 30 minutes after the beach. The kids were all good at the beach today and Elizabeth is now recognized by just about everyone on the beach and she talks to all of them. She found a great sea shell today, one of the kind that you can "hear" the beach inside of it, and she asked probably ever person on the beach to listen to it. Upon our exit from the beach a woman was minding her own business and Elizabeth went right up to her with the shell; just about sums up her week at the beach.

Overall, the weather was perfect today, the water was perfect, and the kids were well behaved. I'll rate it a 9.

We ate dinner tonight at AJ's, pretty much a tourist trap restaurant, but the food was good, especially when compared to The Crab Trap. One more funny note...on the way home we were listening to Cheeseburger in Paradise (Oscar's song of course) and I was singing along until I got scolded by Oscar. He said, forcefully I must add, "Daddy, stop singing. This song is NOT for adults, only 4 and 5 year olds." All I could do was laugh...my Oscarrrrrrrrr.

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