When we were at the beach we spent a good portion of the time splashing in the relaxing waves, floating on Maggie’s endless supply of floats or playing Frisbee. All of which I caught on camera- again, yahoo for the water camera!!
Jay loved the Frisbee games. He watched the first couple of games and then later on in the week he joined in with a little help from Jamie. I wish you all could have seen his face and heard the squeals; he was having a grand time playing with everyone!
Jay would get so sleepy after being out in the ocean for a while; with the rolling waves can you really blame him? His eyes would start to get heavy and then he would rest his head on the shoulder of whomever was holding him. One morning, mid-Frisbee game, he couldn’t resist actually falling asleep and crashed on Jamie for about 40 minutes.
A few photos from after his nap; he woke up rather refreshed…
Last but not least photos by Jay… the water camera is the only one that we really let Jay “play” with- it’s a whole lot more indestructible and far less expensive. That being said here are a few of his masterpieces- I think we might have a budding photographer on our hands!
Aside from lounging on the beach I am pretty sure that we spent the majority of our time hanging pool side while at Blue Waters. I think that by the end of the summer Jay might actually grow gills- seriously this little guys loves to swim! He hasn’t finished his swim lessons yet (we actually have quite a few more weeks left) but he can kick his little feet with the best of them. Luckily Jamie thought to bring his underwater housing for our point and shoot camera so I was able to have a camera with me at all times- yea! Here are a handful of the photos that I got of people enjoying the pool.
Jay really loved to hang out in the showers at Blue Waters, especially after he figured out how to use the foot sprayer all on his own.
Last Sunday (father’s day) Jamie, Jay and I headed down to Blue Waters Beach Club, a beachfront motel on Anna Maria Island, to spend the week with his family. A week at the beach was a long standing tradition with the Vickers Clan who sat sea side year after year and while they took a break for a few years (10 to be exact) it was such a nice tradition to resume. Everyone had a wonderful time, enjoying lazy mornings on the beach and in the waves, early afternoons in the shade, dips in the pool before supper, plenty of family meals, amazing sunsets and great conversations long into the night.
We have so many photos from our trip (surprise, surprise) I am not really sure where to even start! So in an effort to not overwhelm anyone I think I will probably break it out into a few post- you’re welcome, I know you were thinking it ;)
We just returned from a wonderful week at the beach. And while the unpacking and laundry is calling I couldn’t resist posting this photo from our last night there. Enjoy :) and I promise there will be many more to come…
that made it really hard to ignore the fact that my little Jay Bird was in desperate need of his first haircut. That and the fact that I could no longer tame it with comb and a little water. Knowing that his curls would not disappear (like so many people said they would) Jamie and I decided to bite the bullet when Aunt Holly opened the barber shop and to get it cut. Bribed with a few jelly beans to sit still and sitting in his booster chair on top of an Outburst box he was transformed into a little boy… thanks Aunt Holly (the great) for the great new do!
I don’t have any great after shots- sorry; however, some of the most recent photos that have been posted show off the new do. Check them out to see his handsome little self :)
We all love when Daddy gets home early enough from work to have some real play time; lately he’s only been around for dinner, bath and bedtime (darn those long work hours). So when he does we all take full advantage :)
This was Thursday night when pony rides were being given around the house- much to Jay Bird’s delight. Piper was really enjoying it too; she loves when Daddy (or anyone for that matter) is on the floor at her level! She followed them around the whole house getting the occasional lick in when she could…
This however is Friday night when Jamie came home not feeling really well. We realized that he had a fever close to 101 and since Jay has been teething and can be pretty cranky they opted for a little snuggle time and Toy Story over pony rides. Dolce joined in for a snuggle too.
p.s. Jamie’s fever broke sometime Friday night and while he is not feeling 100% yet, he is feeling a whole lot better.
About a week ago, I ran to our room to grab something quickly (leaving Jay alone in the family room) and when I returned the house was super-duper quiet. This usually means that my little Jay Bird is up to no good so I braced myself for what I would find. This is what I saw…
So, so glad that my camera was sitting right there on the counter!