In June, we made our way to the Gulf Coast for the 2nd annual Wallace Beach Trip. This time, we were fortunate to stay for an entire week. This really worked out great because Nannie, Grandpa, Uncle John, Aunt Amy, and cousin Thomas were all able to come see us!
James had an absolute BLAST at the beach this year. He loved every minute of it. He loved playing in the sand, splashing in the pool, EVERYTHING! He was completely spoiled the whole time and got to do pretty much whatever he wanted. SO much fun!
James loved the pool and beach equally this time. He loved to splash and swim in the pool but also loved to play in the sand and chase the incoming wave at the beach. He was one happy boy!
The part of the pool he loved the most was when Daddy would join him!
Of course, it wouldn't be a family vacation without a photo session at the beach. We certainly were not the only ones doing it. It's the new thing :)
Look at those chubby baby feet! If only they could stay this way.
One morning, we went to the Pirates and Princesses breakfast at the Hangout. I recommend this to anyone with young kids. The food wasn't anything to write home about, but the entertainment for the kids... priceless!
When Nannie and Grandpa visited, we went to the Zoo in Gulf Shores. I wouldn't say it is the most exotic zoo I've been to, but it does the trick for a very curious 21 month old who loves to feed goats! Tip for parents: bring lots of hand sanitizer. The zoo has several dispensers throughout the park, but most were empty and you really NEED hand sanitizer!
Towards the end of the week, our cousin Thomas came to play! And Eat :)
I hope they are friends forever
Vacation for James would not be complete without.... Spaghetti! So, we had to have his favorite meal. Success!
This beach trip was truly unforgettable. There are so many fun stories that I didn't get to share: arcades, merry-go-round, etc. Fun at the beach has certainly changed to a different kind of fun as a parent. Seeing everything through your child's eyes is so exciting. It really brings back childhood memories of my own. James enjoyed every minute of it. Mommy and Daddy did too :) I know James will not remember it, but we will treasure these memories forever. Although we cannot get them back, we can only laugh from remembering them and look forward to making new memories!