Friday, August 8, 2014

Beach Vacay 2014

 The road trip begins...


 Texas. Louisiana. Mississippi. Alabama.
All four kids essentially stayed awake the entire trip until the last half hour.
Lots of chit chatting. Lots of snacks. Lots of fun.
 Mobile, Alabama
Breakfast at A Spot of Tea
Quaint little restaurant with yummy food

USS Alabama Battleship
Mobile, Alabama

 Feeling patriotic! :)
 Ringing the crazy loud bell

 The perfect place for boys to be boys. :)

 Sweet Juliette snuggled into her baby sling

 We took a break in the gift shop for some cold air and slushes for the littles before we went to see the submarine, planes, and tanks.

 We toured the battleship and it was so super awesome. Jenni was originally trying to talk us out of going since "battleships are for boys" but even sweet J enjoyed our time touring all the different levels of the ships. The boys were obsessed with the ship, the guns, climbing the narrow stairs, the decks, all of it. A fun field trip along the way to the beach!
 After the battleship we chose to take the scenic route to the beach because we are that family. :) It was well worth the longer drive time, too.
 Pensacola Beach, Florida
After checking in, we headed to the beach for the remainder of the day!

 My precious early riser

 Breakfast on the beach

 Sweet, sweet Juliette snoozing in the shade :)

 Floating, snorkeling, sea shell collecting, sand castle building

 Ready for our next adventure :)

 So very thankful for these precious little people!

 Enjoying the beautiful sunset!
 Sunrise on our back balcony!

We enjoyed swimming and floating in the pool and lazy river
 Resting and relaxing before the beach

 Jackson James after his nap

 Jackson James resting in the shade with Baby J
 Eric, Jenni, and Joshua working on sand castles

 These two people spent hours snorkeling. So adorable.

 He checked often on his little friend




 Sweet Juliette Grace and her little smiles! Jenni is the best at getting her to smile. I just love it. Joshua tries so hard to get her to smile and then eventually asks Jenni to come help him. It is precious.
 Jackson James loved the boogie board and for whatever reason chose to wear his sunglasses inside but never out.

 Lunch at Peg Leg Pete's
We tried dining there one evening but it had a two hour wait. It was highly recommended so we tried again for a late lunch another day.
 The moment my little love told me that our family was "having such a happy day."
 Stopped at a little ice cream shop :)

Best friends at sunset

Everyone's favorite family vacation to date.
Thankful for a wonderful week with my loves!

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