Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Beach


Four weeks ago we were here....


With my family......


Doing this......


Eating here.....


Playing there.....


Oh it was such a great getaway vacation with my family. We really enjoyed seeing Jess and Vince who have been living in Charlotte, NC for almost a year now! We rode down to Destin, FL with my mom and dad, and had week long vacation on the beach! Our days consisted of waking up (sometimes at 6:30am when Bray would wake up!!), eating breakfast, playing tennis or walking around the resort, heading to the beach/pool for the rest of the day! When 12:30pm rolled around Braylen was practically begging us to take a nap. It was so wonderful. We all took a few shifts here and there to stay with him in the condo.

Braylen certainly LOVES the ocean. He would play in the sand all day long. We had to watch him like a hawk otherwise he would have swam his little heart out in the ocean. He loved being in the water. He would laugh and giggle each time a wave would hit him. So much joy in his little heart.

A few fun moments:
-Braylen made a few "girlfriends" at the pool one day. There was a group of older women on a little girls trip and Braylen chatted them up. They even offered him a lounge chair that he would lay on and relax with the girls. :) It was so cute. If one of them feel asleep, he would wait for them to wake up and go right over there to talk. Hilarious.

-Braylen developed a rash during the last day or so from his dry skin and sunscreen. The sunscreen would burn his skin! So I gave him 3 options before we went to the beach: 1-wear sunscreen, 2-wear a shirt, 3-stay inside! When I asked him what he wanted, he said......hmm...Ice cream. bah!!!!! I said you want ice cream? Yes. Well sorry bud, that's not one of the options.

-There was quite a bit of algae in the ocean which made for a ton of fish close to the shore. But that also meant tons of dolphins! Each day we would see lots of dolphins really really close to the shore! It was so amazing. (or as Bray would say "amazin")

-Jess, Vince, Guy and I went "surfing!" Well kind of. We rented the Yolo board which is a stand up paddle board and it was awesome! The ocean was so peaceful when we did it. Guy and I tried to do it together which was hilarious. I kept freaking out that the board was going to flip so I would try to steady it-which actually MADE it tip. We laughed so hard. It was much easier to do on your own! Here's Bray on the board....

Up next:
-Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
-Working at the "truck" wash

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