Just spent 7 days at the beach (Gulf Shores) with the kids and some great friends (the Glass's and the Kasey and Hudson). Here are the pictures and I am going to write down our memories at the end for the scrapbook! (there are lots, but remember I had my new camera to play with:)
We had a blast! I had been looking forward to the trip for months, but it was better than I anticipated. I had a fear of the beach with a 1 year old, but she was a trooper. We haven't been to the beach in 4 years, so it was time! We ate some great food (you know I love food, so I will start there)...Tacky Jack's, Doc's, Lulu's, and my two personal favs- DeSoto's Seafood kitchen and Lartigues (cooked to order take out seafood). Brad cooked us some good old buttered up buiscuts and the whole spread one morning , otherwise, my kids ate their first pop tart ever, followed by another each morning thereafter! The kids LOVED the ocean. Lane and Bo had to be sunscreened multiple times during the day because they played so hard "surfing the waves" that it kept the suncsreen worn off of them. Kate even loved the waves. Rob and Brad logged many hours under the tent (and came to help when needed!) We enjoyed spending some time with T-county folks that were in the same condo (the McIntosh's and the Fencls). Kate slept like a baby in her "pack n-play in the closet". Bo and Hudson played baseball (indoors, in the sand, in the pool, in the shower...wherever they could...all day...everyday). Lane and Addie read "ICarly" and other girly stuff on the computer when they weren't soaking up rays. We had a restful last day and I read "Heaven is for real" on the last day (mostly sitting on the beach sitting by myself) while Rob gave me a break. I can't wait to go back! Thank you God for the memories:)
I will end with this: We all joked all week about going to get airbrushed shirts with "Gulf Shores 2011" and on the back everyone would have a nickname...Rob says these should be the names:
Kate - "momma, momma, momma" (cause that's what she said all week)
Hudson - "Ball"
Lane - "beach" (she asked to stay at the beach all week)
Lil A - "Bug"- "Sweet Tea"
Big A- "pool" (she asked to stay at the pool all week)