Thursday, March 20, 2008

Beach Trip!




Thursday before Spring Break started, Kenny said, "maybe we should go to the beach next week." Of course I got excited for the opportunity to get away, have some fun in the sun, and I knew Avery would just love it!

We got there Tuesday afternoon after a trip in the car with Avery saying, "momma, I want to go to the beach" every five minutes for the entire three hours. Once in Gulf Shores, we went straight to the sand. Avery loved it! She ran in circles saying, "this is fun!" Braden thought it was pretty neat too, but decided he needed to take a nap while Avery and daddy played in the water. After taking a wave to the face, she decided it was time to build sand castles with momma instead.

Unfortunately, Wednesday morning welcomed us with rain and wind so we went bowling. Avery was all about it for five frames, then busied herself with other things. I bowled on to victory over Kenny! That afternoon, the rain stopped, so we took Avery by the beach again. It was frigid, so Kenny took Avery to look for seashells while Braden and I stayed snuggled up in a blanket. That night we went to Lamberts, home of the famous throwed rolls. Kenny and I enjoyed it, but the kids had other plans. Avery was spent from the day with no nap, and Braden didn't like all the noise. So, after a rushed dinner we headed back to the hotel for a dip in the whirlpool. Braden layed beside us, and Avery soaked her feet. After American Idol's castoff, we were off to bed.

Thursday's weather proved to be much nicer, so after checkout, we went back to the beach. Avery was unsure of the water at first, but finally dipped her feet in and let the waves slap against her legs. She thought it was fun to let the waves chase her back up the beach, and would momentarily let go of daddy's hand to do her running, but soon was back in the safety of Daddy's arms. At one point she was brave enough to sit down and let the water come to her. Meanwhile, Braden slept in my arms.

After a fall that broke open one of her existing scratches, letting in stinging salt water, Avery was finally ready to go "back to Montgomery." I spent the trip home in the backseat. Can we say cramped?

I know there probably is a lot that I'm leaving out, but I'm working off of three hours of sleep. Maybe Kenny can fill in the spots where I left out.

12 comments:

david santos said...

Great post, Jamay!
I loved this blog.
Happy Easter!

Bethany said...

I love family trips! :) Looks like you had fun. Glad you got to spend some alone time bonding with your family.

WAYorkFamily said...

oh I'm so jealous! We went to GS twice this summer and I just love it there! Looks like you guys had fun!

Shelley said...

Jamey,
I know ya'll had soo much fun!! The beach looks so pretty. I guess that is why you guys didn't come into town this weekend, huh? I was really hoping you would so we could get the kids together for a bit. Anytime you do come to town, please let us know. I would love to visit - and take your pictures if you want. : ) I have been pushing Mat to let us go to Gulf Shores this summer, maybe in August. You will have to let me know where you stayed and how you liked it. I am still searching places to possibly stay. I am glad you got to go. I know Avery must have had a ball. The pictures are precious!
Love ya,
Shelley

Kara said...

hey, it looks like yall had fun at the beach, I hope I can go do that sometime soon. I finally got my blog up by the way, and I wanted to give you my email for the zoo pictures since I keep forgetting. it's cooel@hotmail.com. Hope yall had a good Easter

Lerra said...

I love the beach! It looks like y'all had fun. I like the family photo in front of the water!

Sunny said...

Yeah for the beach!!! I'm so happy that you guys were able to get away together and that you got to enjoy the BEACH!!! (By the way, you look so great!) I love the pictures. Avery looks like she had a blast!

Roxy Wishum said...

Great pictures of a fun trip! Congratulations on trouncing Kenny in bowling.

THE MORROW FAMILY said...

Looks like such a fun time! I'm so glad that ya'll got to do that! I'm ready for a beach trip! Avery is at such a good age to go. :) I think it'll be much more fun this summer with our kids than it was last summer.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

you are inspiring me to exercise my right to, once again, be spontaneous! i wanna gooooooooo! glad you guys had such a great time!

Kristen said...

looks like so much fun!! glad you had a great time!

JSM said...

Hooray for the beach! We were there 17th & 18th.. No go at Lambert's though. A softball tourney had ended and the wait was ridiculously long there. We ended up at Chick Fil A across the street!