Friday, November 5, 2010

Beach Trip (Part I)

Last week we finally took a family vacation to the beach. This was our first trip as a family of 4.

When we scheduled our trip, little did we know that my grandfather would become extremely ill before we were set to depart. Although he was still sick, we decided along with the rest of my family to continue with our plans and take the girls to the beach.

Our destination was chosen because Audrey has been asking for months to go to the beach...and I'm so glad she wanted to go. Our trip was absolutely wonderful. Just perfect!!!

After a visit to the hospital to visit Pawpaw, we set out to Gulf Shores. On the drive down it rained, no that is an STORMED most of the way down. It was raining so heavily that we were traveling about 15 miles per hour on the interstate! Talk about nerve-wrecking!!!

It was dinner time when we finally made it to the condo. We just threw everything in the condo and headed out to find some dinner. It was still storming :( Desoto's Seafood was where we chose to eat. This was our pick because of the location just a few blocks from the condo. Due to the storms, we didn't want to venture far. Boy did we make a good choice!! That place was delicious!!!

After we got our bellies full, we went back to the condo and crashed. I said a prayer that the weather would at least be somewhat decent in the morning because I had a 3 year old that desperately wanted to build sandcastles on the beach.

When I rolled out of bed the next morning, this is what I saw...

So I grabbed my sweet Audrey and headed our PJs. We left Addison and Corey at the condo and we just shared some mommy/daughter time walking down the beach, holding hands and talking. Memories I'll cherish forever.

After some breakfast and a quick change into our swimsuits, we hit the beach. I was a little concerned about how Addison would react to the sand. I didn't know if she would like it or hate it and pitch a fit...
...Obviously she loved it! Haha!

I couldn't keep her from putting it in her I just gave up!
While Addison and I played in the sand, Corey and Audrey ventured into the water. She has a blast jumping in the waves. The water was a little chilly, but you got used to it after being in there for a few minutes. The only bad thing was that there was jellyfish EVERYWHERE!

Then we made many, many sandcastles. It basically went like this: Corey and I would build the sand castles. Audrey would fill her watering can with water and pour on top of the castle while Addison did a little demolition to it as soon as we finished.

(...see part post)


Regina and David said...

great photos!! looks like a fun time. glad you all got to enjoy some family time together.

Nancy said...

I loved the part about you and AK having your morning time :)