Friday, May 22, 2009

Family Vacation 2009

We spent this past weekend at the beach....Okaloosa Island, Florida to be exact. It was Abby's second time on the Gulf, but the first time she can remember and Grayson's first.

The beach was a huge hit, especially with Abby. She is definitely well on her way to being a beach bum!
Grayson, being blessed (or cursed, as the case may be) with my blue eyes had better get used to squinting. Or learn to keep sunglasses on! It would have helped, I suppose, if he actually had a hat that fit his big noggin. And he does now...
Sand was not his friend. As was my suspicion, he did not like the sand on his hands. As you can tell from the expression on his face. Whining soon followed.
Abby, on the other hand, loved the sand! Up until it made its way into her swimsuit. That wasn't pleasant for anyone involved. Here is her (and her dad's) first sand castle.
She liked the water too, as long as it didn't get near her face. Can't blame her there. There's nothing worse than a big wave to the face.
Grayson had several firsts...He learned to say "Cheese" when getting his picture made. Can't you tell?
He also became obsessed with kissing things. Here he is laying one on a plastic crab.
Abby is definitely her mother's daughter. She loves her some crab! She would've eaten it three meals a day, if we had let her (and could've afforded it!).
And finally, the whole family at The Back Porch, which I think might be my favorite restaurant in the Destin area. It was a great trip! We think we would've liked to stay longer, but we were all glad to be home, sleeping in our own beds. There's nothing like leaving for a few days to make you appreciate coming home...


  1. Those are some awesome pictures!!!! I love it!

  2. Hey Gina! Just found your blog via Alabama Bloggers. Saw you live in Sand Rock. I live in the Decatur area. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!


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