Both girls traveled so amazingly well. I couldn’t believe it! We bought travel bags for the car seats and checked them with our luggage, so all we had to carry around was the diaper bag, laptop bag, and Abigail’s backpack(plus seahorse, naturally)
As I said before, the beach and pool was absolutely perfect. The weather was wonderful every single day(seriously!), the water was clear, the sand was white, and since everyone else is back in school we practically had the beach to ourselves!
This picture makes me LOL, Little sister will PULL your hair out from the roots, man.
We were able to go to some of our very favorite restaurants while in Destin! McGuire’s, Crab Trap, The Back Porch, and The Donut Hole to name a few!
One afternoon Jim took Abigail to a matinee showing of Shaun the Sheep. She was so, so excited about it and they had a wonderful time. Jim is SUCH a good daddy.
We didn’t get a picture of Abigail’s finished project- but she chose a snow leopard, named it “Snowy”, and dressed it in a purple sparkly dress(of course) with bright red shoes.
The night we went to the “mamusement” park was so. stinkin. fun. We all went on the bumper boats(minus Daddy and Mabel) and it was the funniest thing I think I’ve ever done. We couldn’t stop laughing about it the entire night.
Before we got on we called a no water truce, but Abigail and Grammy broke the truce approximately 10 seconds into the ride. So we ended up chasing each other around and spraying each other. My Dad was the perfect height to just get drilled right in the face and it was the funniest thing you’ve ever seen. When we got off the boats we were all soaked. Totally worth it though.
Look at their devious faces! What a team.
Mabel has always been a water baby so she enjoyed her very brief stints in the pool and ocean. I basically brought her down for photo ops and then one of us took her right back up to the room. But we had to be sure to get her feetsies into the ocean at least one time!
We went and played putt putt one evening, and with some excessive four year old wrangling, we made it through all 18 holes and I managed to beat her by a few strokes :p
Jim and I had a few afternoons where the stars aligned and both girls were asleep and my parents offered to keep an eye on them so we could spend a few hours down at the water together. We never made it on a date night- this wasn’t really the year for that- so this was perfect. We had tons of time to just talk and laugh and focus on us for a bit.
One evening an amazing rainbow showed up over the ocean and we just had to get some pictures with it! It was so incredibly beautiful. I love how seeing a rainbow never gets old.