Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wish You Were Here.

Finally ! We are at The Beach, relaxing and having a good ol' time.  April is by far the best time to go the beach with children.  The weather is so nice.  Not too hot, not too cool.  Perfect.  No need for a huge canopy to hide from the blinding sun or cranky kids that are just too hot.  The water is very cool though.  But, my children don't seem to mind.  In fact, they swam all day in the chilly Gulf.  Brrrrr
So this is Maggie's first time to play on the beautiful white beaches of Gulf Shores.  Did she like it ?  Well, not really at first.  I put her feet in the sand and she did not like it !  She was not sure why there was white grainy stuff all over her legs and she wanted to sit in my lap with her feet far, far away form the sand.  Then, Maggie slowly grew to like the sand ( not love it yet).  She really loved the (cold) ocean though and wanted to just keep walking into the waves.  She also loved the way the wet sand felt and had no problem playing near the water.

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Of course, no trip to the Gulf is complete without a visit to LuLu's and some fried shrimp.  By the time we ate, Maggie was so worn out from the sun.  She hung in there like the trooper she is and even ate little bites of french fries and fried fish.  She has been a very adventurous eater lately and we are so thankful for this all important milestone.   We are also so very, very, very thankful for our dear friends who are sharing their gorgeous condo with us.  We are feeling very pampered and relaxed and we needed that. 


Monica Hawkins said...

I am so excited for you guys. You deserve and needed a wonderful family vacation. Maggie looks amazing. So happy! It's her first BIG vacation. Praying that you guys will be refreshed, renewed and rested when you return. Just knowing you are gone makes me miss you! Love you all and HAVE FUN!

Mama Hen said...

I love the first pic of Maggie and Chuck. So cute.

And Kathy, how is it that you look exactly the same now as you did in high school?

Gavin's Family said...

What a fun trip to the beach! You guys are all smiles. Maggie looks so cute with her red bow ;)

TanyaLea said...

I love ALL of these photos at the beach. And that one of you and Maggie in the post above is SO sweet! She has the cutest smile.

And that Easter outfit of her's...just gotta comment again, as it's one of the cutest EVER!

Have a blessed weekend! <><

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