Wednesday, July 30, 2014

2014 Florida Vacation – Recap #3

I’m going to wrap up our vacation recap and then I’ll share a post with some photos we took on the beach. Reed never fails to make us laugh, and was in rare form at the beach, sporting Ava’s beach hat and crawling into the giant mesh bag my mom had to carry things back and forth! IMG_9760 IMG_9762IMG_9830 

One day I was laying on a beach towel and both kids said they wanted to come and lay down with me. These are such sweet kiddos.  IMG_9874IMG_9883 IMG_9878      

We had a fun filled last day at the beach. We pretty much stayed at the beach the whole day!!! We didn’t go up to the condo for lunch – instead I went up and made our lunch and brought it to the beach. It was so fun and the kids enjoyed it so much. They both even took naps on the beach! IMG_9962 IMG_9978 IMG_9982  IMG_9987 IMG_9988

Our nice guy who drilled the umbrella holes let the kids drill holes in the sand the last day! Reed was shy about it and didn’t want to and Ava jumped up and said “I want to do it!”  IMG_9991

Reed got over his shyness and drilled a couple holes! IMG_9996 

The kids really had fun eating their lunch on the beach!!

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We actually had to wake Reed up from his nap – he was sound asleep! IMG_0010

This is one of my favorite pictures of the entire week!IMG_0015

 

 

As much as the kids loved the beach, they LOVED the pool. We would be at the beach and they would ask all day long if we could go to the pool. We ended our last day with some pool fun! IMG_0013 

We had such a fun week. I’m so grateful we got to take the kids and spend a week away at the beach. It was a much needed vacation and I hope that they will hold these memories with them forever!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2014 Florida Vacation – Recap #2

 

So the cabana boy who put out beach chairs and umbrellas for people to rent had a very long drill to drill deep in the sand so the umbrellas wouldn’t fly away. He drilled holes for us each day since we had our own umbrellas. My dad told him one day how much Reed loved drills and he asked Reed if he wanted to drill a hole. Reed was SUPER shy and hesitant at first but was so happy he got to do it! IMG_9683IMG_9689 IMG_9684IMG_9706IMG_9704

Tuesday was a rainy day. We just didn’t have much luck out on the beach during the day, but later that afternoon/evening, the rain was gone and we spent a few hours on the beach. It was SO nice down there and the kids LOVED that we didn’t have to apply sunscreen. Reed didn’t want to take any time to take a pictures so he pulled his pouty face out!

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Then we tried to trick him by telling him he couldn’t do the best smile. Of course Ava had to give it a shot too!IMG_9728

Oh, finally! There’s a good one!!IMG_9727IMG_9729   

Reed thought it was funny to be buried in the sand! IMG_9742

And to pretend to be asleep in the chair! IMG_9747 IMG_9749 IMG_9752

Even though they love the beach, all kids love the pool!! IMG_9758  I think that’s enough for today! I’ll be back soon with more!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

2014 Florida Vacation – Recap #1

Wow. Long time, no blog. I love this blog space for many reasons – I love the memory book it is for our family, and I love sharing our life. However, I’m struggling where I’m going to be going with it for several reasons. The main reason is time – I just don’t seem to have much time to devote to it anymore. I’m also debating a change to taking it private. I don’t have a huge traffic flow but with some social media concerns, I’m just not sure where this little ole blog will end up.

We have been BUSY the past month, mainly at work, working like crazy to get ready to be gone for a week of vacation. We just spent a week in Florida and it was glorious. It was so nice to be lazy and not worry about anything. I took time away from everything and it was so nice.

We didn’t do anything special there – we just sat on the beach and relaxed! Zach did play a couple rounds of golf, but we were just beach bums!

Things were a little crazy Monday – a man staying in our condo got bit by a shark! He was out about 75 yards bait fishing and got bit on the foot! Eeek! He was okay and not seriously harmed but we were a little on guard the rest of the week!

On the way there, Reed was SO excited to ride through the tunnel in Mobile! So adorable, that kid.IMG_9579

Ava cracked me up that first morning. We were waiting to get into our condo and she enjoyed the hotel breakfast with a cup of hot chocolate.IMG_9584

My first view of paradise for the week!IMG_9585

The kids were EXCITED to play on the beach. They absolutely loved it.IMG_9624 IMG_9625IMG_9593 IMG_9598IMG_9617 IMG_9618 IMG_9619 

We went to have frozen yogurt one night and they loved getting to pick out all the stuff to put in their cups. IMG_9634 IMG_9639

Just some more random memories!IMG_9654 IMG_9658

Monday, June 23, 2014

Oh, hey. Another week gone

Well, time just seems to fly any more. Before I know it, another week is gone. We had another busy week this past week. The kids both took swimming lessons.

Ava did great and even jumped off the diving board and swam to the side without a floatie! But, oh Reed. When he didn’t cry he did great, but the crying just didn’t stop. IMG_8766IMG_8808

One day they stopped by as they were swimming past Ava to see if she could calm him down. IMG_8810

Ava LOVED lessons this year. She did so great and I’m proud of all she learned! IMG_8832 IMG_8833

Here is Ava jumping off the board and swimming. She was really scared and cried a little, but she did it!!!! The kid you hear screaming in the background is the one and only, Reed. :/

 

After the class, Reed got two suckers and came up to the fence. he looked us SO proudly and said “I stop cryin’.” Well, yeah, buddy, but it doesn’t count when class is over! ha!IMG_8854IMG_8855 

The rest of our week didn’t really have too much excitement. As a rule, our kids don’t sleep in our bed. However, since he’s been in a toddler bed, sometimes Reed will get out of bed and come climb in ours. One morning it was almost time for me to get up, so I let him stay there and he looked so sweet. I also don’t know what he did with his shirt that morning. IMG_8775

I managed to get some good photos of the kids over the weekend. It’s rare to get one where they are both looking and smiling! The first was on Friday night – they got mail from their new teachers for next year and were so excited! IMG_8874

They were so happy and joyful the whole weekend! IMG_8884

They looked so cute before church yesterday!!! IMG_8903

I have a feeling this is going to be a busy week, but I’m ready to get it going!

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