I'm a bit behind on my vacation post.
Once we got home I hit the ground running.
Now that I'm ready to slow down a bit,
I thought I'd share some of our vacation fun.
Since we were all ready to get our vacation started,
we headed out early.
Early is in,
we were hitting up our local Redbox
for movie rentals at 4:52 AM.
Here are the kids still sporting their jammy tales.
Dontcha' just love that packed out car?
This was our first beach vacation with friends.
We had a wonderful time
and enjoyed several new adventures.
Here are a few of our favorite things...
We'll start with the first night when I thought
it was a good idea to set up the Wii in the living room.
Rock Band at the beach anyone?!
This set up was promptly moved to the
kids' room, the following day.
How about a nice henna tattoo?
The three little people all loved their ink!
Swimming with friends is great,
but swimming with friends at the beach is even better.
Probably not the boys' favorite part of vacation,
but still a necessary piece.
Joseph working on his English summer reading.
James taking his daily afternoon "rest".
Daddy doing a little beach watching.
Here are those Hinson boys after a
delicious dinner at Tacky Jack's.
I'd say they're being true to form,
One of the fellas' treasured memories
is saltwater fishing at Alabama Point.
The fish were really biting this year.
So much so that Andy's
first catch snapped his rod in half.
Luckily it was no biggie for my veteran fishermen,
they just kept on casting!
After James had enough of this,
he rode back to the condo with me
for a quick dip in the pool to cool off.
Followed by a shower, dry clothes
and a nap, err make that beach watching.
One of the fellas' new treats was a boys only trip
to watch the Blue Angels fly.
My peeps thought it was the coolest!
While the boys were having their time,
the girls snuck off for a day of shopping.
We had a blast and came home with some incredible deals.
Needless to say all the children now have
back to school clothes.
Of course Emily Margaret got her share of prizes too.
These were the adorable deals I just couldn't resist.
Her first yoga pants set,
an I <3 USA shirt and tiara
and my fav, a yellow tutu bathing suit. :D
I'm praying that yellow suit makes
it's debut appearance on our next summer vacation!
The Hangout was a first time dinner treat for us.
While the kids waited on dinner
they had a blast in the foam machine.
How precious is this trio?
But don't be fooled by those smiling faces.
There's a wild-child hiding behind every grin!
Here are our vacation cohorts.
Aren't they a cute couple?
Ours is a rare friendship that is such a blessing.
Finally, I want to say thanks to these great guys.
Joseph, I couldn't have done it without you.
You are growing into such a wonderful young man
that I am proud to call my son.
Thank you for all your hard work,
before, during and after our vacation.
Andy, without you vacation wouldn't be a year long event.
Thank you so much for all you do for our family.
You provide the very best for us
and still manage to share your passions and time.
I think we enjoy our beach vacation
so much because for one week
it's all Daddy, all the time.
Thanks prince charming, I love you!
Hope you enjoyed a glimpse into our beach vacation.
We are already planning what next year holds! :)