Thursday, May 30, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Anderson and I joined my parents at the beach Wednesday to start our Memorial Day weekend a little early.  Thursday was spent inside due to the not so good weather.  That night John arrived and my parents treated us to dinner at their favorite Italian restaurant- Ciao! 

We relaxed and worked at the house Friday morning before spending the afternoon at the beach.  It was a bit windy so we didn’t stay too long.  beach


Boo, Alex and Mak came Friday night.  We took turns cooking each night.  Friday night was our night so John and I whipped up a seafood dinner- crab legs, avocado tuna salad, corn and sweet potatoes. 


The weather was gorgeous Saturday so we spent the whole day on the beach soaking up the sun and torturing playing with the babies.  They both had their first experience {with their toes} in the water. Anderson was not a fan.  Mak didn’t seem to mind it. 

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One napped and one enjoyed their first beach day.  Both were adorable in their Beaufort Bonnet Bucket hats. 


It was Boo and Alex’s turn to cook that night.  They made Southwest salads with shrimp and chicken.  So good! 

Sunday John and Lori came to join the fun.  We spent yet another day on the beach.







We ended our vacation with pizza at our favorite pizza joint and of course indulged in some ice cream at Kirk’s next door. 


We hope everyone had a safe and Happy Memorial Day!  Thank you to all those that have and do protect our freedom! 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Family Traditions

When I was pregnant with Anderson, John and I visited his dads house and found a family crib that had been used for {what we were told} 6 generations.  We immediately asked if we could bring it home with us to use for our babies- making it 7.  For months I searched high and low for a mattress that would make the crib meet “code”.  Unfortunately I ran out of time and resources and we ended up having to use a family bassinet from my side. 

I was able to take some pictures of Anderson in it though to prove he did get his time in it!  IMG_0963




Anderson {2 months}


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Friday, May 10, 2013

Beach Babe

After a weekend of nasty weather, it cleared on Monday and we were able to get down to the beach for Anderson’s first time!  I was a little nervous since I had no idea was to expect but he did great and LOVED it.  He has always been one that sleeps better with loud noise so the sounds of the ocean and wind soothed him right to sleep.  photoIMG_1087IMG_1089IMG_1094IMG_1099We invested in this tent from Walmart {only $25} and I am tempted to go get a couple more to keep on hand.  It makes for the perfect set up for a baby on the beach!  IMG_1101Granddaddy came down Monday afternoon to stay with us for a few nights.  Naps on the beach were a must.  IMG_1109IMG_1112 Tuesday’s forecast was yucky but ended up turning out ok.  We still stayed inside b/c the temperatures were low 70s.  By Wednesday we were ready to hit the beach once again.  This time with SPF 55 as the temperatures had risen a little.  We didn’t leave the house without our BBC sun hat- how adorable!  IMG_1132IMG_1134And of course our babiatorsIMG_1136IMG_1144IMG_1146IMG_1148whaleIMG_1155IMG_1159Our vacation came to an end on Thursday but not before one last beach day.  IMG_1160IMG_1164I can’t get enough of his t-tiny bathing suits!IMG_1169513_Beach Vacation1I know I’m biased, but this is the cutest little beach babe I’ve ever seen!IMG_1178IMG_1185We are already counting down the days until we get back to the beach in just a few weeks!  Next time we hope to introduce him to the water!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Photo dump {1 month}

{3-22}IMG_0477meeting Aunt MeredithIMG_0478{3-23}IMG_0494{3-26}IMG_0541IMG_0537{3-27}IMG_0544IMG_0545IMG_0546IMG_0547{4-2}IMG_0611IMG_0667IMG_0687{4-4}IMG_0699{4-5}

First time in PTsIMG_0705IMG_0712 {4-8}

First bottleIMG_0721


1 month oldIMG_0919IMG_0922