Friday, August 5, 2011

Beach Vacation 2011-Part 3

My favorite part of any vacation is simply time with people I love away from work, school, a house that needs to be cleaned, laundry that needs to be washed, etc. On our way to Destin, we spent a night in Birmingham and got to spend time with Matt, Lauren, Avery and Ansley. As always we enjoyed being with them and watching the kids be silly together. Then Grams and Nana came with us to the beach and my Uncle Brad even came for a few days. I loved it! Of course I had to take some obligatory family shots while we were there.
Isabel and Will's calm and sweet picture pose

They turn silly about a second after the camera flashes. I have to admit, I kind of like the crazy pictures of them better. It is the "real" them after all!

We tried many times to get a good family picture. At least we are all looking the same direction...kind of

Isabel and Nana (can you tell it was about to storm?)

Isabel and Grams

Will and Nana

Will and Grams

Josh and I even got to go on a date one night. It was so great! We ate dinner, walked around the outlet malls and had some yogurt!

Another picture after we wiped off the lens which gets pretty foggy when you first walk outside

There was lots of time for snuggling with daddy
Isabel and Will loved playing with Uncle Brad

Isabel and Will with their Grams

Things I want to remember and/or meant to take a picture of but forgot:

* Ever since our first beach trip with a baby (when Isabel was 4 months old) we have let the baby sleep in a pack-n-play in the master bathroom.  That way they get their own "room" and won't wake up in the middle of the night to see mommy and daddy and want to play!  It has always worked really well.  Will was actually excited about his bed in the bathroom.  It was a little sad though once Josh and I realized that this is our last trip with a kid in the PNP.  Will is basically too long for it and will be ready for a big boy bed.  I'm not sure mommy is ready for that though!

*Once Will came along, Isabel graduated to a real bed.  This year was a first though.  She slept in a bunk the TOP of a bunk bed.  She was beyond excited and told everyone she met about it.  I think it may have been a highlight for her.

*The condo we stayed in had all kind of board games that the kids loved.  Will became obsessed with tiddly winks.  At first he just played with the little pieces but once he figured out how to play he got really good at it.  I'm thinking we need to get him this game for his birthday! 

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Great photos! Looks like you guys had fun!