The Fireworks

I love the Fourth of July and there’s nothing better than watching fireworks on the beach.
After an early dinner, we went back out to the beach so we could watch the fireworks at the pier.
When the first really big one went off, he took off running toward them saying, “I gotta’ go see those lights!”

Here are a few of my favorites. I obviously needed a tripod, but I still think these turned out beautifully.

(Waiting for the show to begin.)

The Beach

New Swimming Trunks
(size 18 mos. because his 24 mos kept falling down in the waves)


Pizza at Pappa Rocco’s

Graham Cracker Snack

Ice Cream at Scoops

Kite Flying

Beach Combing

Tiny Footprints

Really Cool Sand Castle
(not built by us)

And in case you’re curious, I opted out of the maternity bathing suit and sported a bikini instead. I was brave enough to wear it on the beach (spending most of my time under the tent), but not brave enough to post pictures on the internet. 🙂

A much needed break…

Last Saturday, we were able to sneak off to the beach for a few days to spend some time relaxing and enjoying time with family. We left early Saturday morning for Gulf Shores, Alabama, and made it back home Wednesday afternoon.

Alston was the best little road-trip buddy we could have asked for. He watched his movies and sang songs and napped during the 4 hour drive.

We made it into Gulf shores around lunchtime on Saturday, so we decided to have some lunch at the Shrimp Basket. Then we made a stop by the “purple octopus” to find Alston a treat for being such a good boy all day.

We were able to check-in a little early, so we unloaded our stuff and made a b-line for the beach. It was an overcast day, but the weather was perfect for just hanging out on a blanket.

I’ve never seen a child love the beach as much as this guy…

This was the face he made when Daddy and Uncle Pat told him they were going to leave him buried in the sand. (Don’t worry, they didn’t really leave him there.)

I’ll be back later with more beach trip photos and some house updates!