Here’s the second installment of photos- the beach. We spent almost every morning on the beach playing in the beautiful water and sand. It was glorious and these photos don’t really do it any justice.
The holidays this year were filled with many different things… Time to relax and enjoy playing with the boys, time to start “new” traditions and to introduce the boys to old ones. Time to cherish with family that we don’t get to see very often and time to hang out with friends that live far away. Honestly we got to spend a whole bunch of time appreciating what is really important and spending time surrounded by people that we love; to say that we are blessed would be an understatement.
The day after my Mom, brother and sister-in-law flew in everyone headed to the mountains (well not really the mountains but the foothills rather) for a picnic and wiener roast. It was a beautiful day outside- perfect for jeans and t-shirts :-) We were able to grab a great spot next to the river with a beautiful view. Jay loved tossing rocks into the river, something he doesn’t have much of a chance to do in Florida, so we spent lots of time down by the river. We were also able to take a short hike, roast marshmallows and we stopped for ice cream on the way home. This has always been one of my favorite things to do whenever we visit, I just wish that we were closer and could do it more often…
Jamie, Jay and I had the pleasure of celebrating this wonderful lady, my maternal Grandma, while on our trip last week to Canada. Being able to celebrate her 85th birthday, a little early, was the reason for the our trip last week and boy, oh boy was it worth it! We had a wonderful visit, enjoyed the cooler weather that the mountains had to offer and celebrated with this amazing lady. Love you Grandma and wouldn’t have missed it for the world; we only wish we could do it more often…
p.s. for my regular readers, I promise we have not fallen off the face of the earth and that I hope to begin posting regularly again soon :)
Here are a few photos from our fourth of July weekend Beach trip. Jamie, Jay and I visited my Mom while she was staying in Jensen beach for the week. Jay loved the playing in the sand just as much as our last trip and he got a big kick out of the larger waves and the bubbles that they produced. It was a very nice trip and every bit as relaxing as the time before- thanks Mom for having us.
While Jamie is out of town fishing with the guys Jay and I took a trip to the beach with Mom. I can’t remember the last time I packed up and headed to the beach, maybe it was college? Either way, the last trip I took consisted of a bunch of reading and beach dozing. It definitely didn’t include the shear amount of sandcastle building that this trip did but I am pretty sure that I prefer it this way. It was Jay’s first trip to see the sand and surf and while he wasn’t too sure of the waves and his sinking feet at first he really warmed up to it and had a grand time. So much so that he didn’t even make it 5 minutes on the car ride home before passing out.
It was fun but man am I ready for bed now too!
It’s no secret around here that our little Jay Bird loves a good book. He will crawl up into almost anyone’s lap, book in hand and sign “please” practically begging you to read to him. I challenge you to try and say no to his sweet little face; I simply don’t think it’s possible.
A little more than a month ago I ordered a very special book for Jay to share with all of our friends and family. Little by little, he crawled into each of their laps and had them read to him. Why is this book, “Things I Love…” so special you ask? Well, the end of this book marks a very exciting beginning for our family…
But while I have loved being the number one son,
I know being a BIG BROTHER will be much more fun!!
Baby #2 due Thanksgiving 2011!!!!!!
Jamie , Jay and I are so very excited to share that this Thanksgiving we will have one more thing to be grateful for- a brand new baby, a fourth member of our family!!
And while we weren’t able to tell everyone in person I did have my camera out when we did and here are some of their reactions. They weren’t as shocked as the ones we had when we told them about Jay but they were fun to get on camera just the same!
LOVE is what I have for these photo booth pictures! I am so happy we ended up doing the photo booth and after taking a look at these I am sure you can probably see why, they are so much fun :-)
By the way, this would be a great post to use the new “slideshow-ish” feature if you wanted- there is a crazy amount of pictures since I couldn’t narrow them down at all. Just click on the first image below and take a look!
We took so many pictures over the holidays and I have been steadily trying to play catch up. I have finally sorted through all of our holiday ones so here they are…
Sit back, relax and stay awhile :-)