Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Great Wind

I have so many MANY photos to go through. Here are my favorites from our beach stay at Sanibel Island in Florida. We went with Jo Anne and Jim. It was awesome. I loved, loved, LOVED it there. I highly recommend it! The island was really low-key and natural. No high rises. Not much going on. No crowded beaches. No crazy drunken college students. Just beautiful white sand beaches covered in gorgeous shells, with a few friendly families roaming about. They even had rainbows two nights in a row. Made to order, I tell you. I saw it as a perfect opportunity to start the (half) year-long Christmas card photo attempt, much to my family's chagrin.
Check out the rainbow in the background!

Papa, Gee Gee, Me and the kiddos on the beach at sunset.
Possibly one of my favorite times on a beach ever. It was beautiful.

Don't let this picture fool you. This baby was a PAIN in the ass at the beach. The worst possible age. He just wanted to crawl off the towel and stuff fistfuls of sand in his mouth. Luckily there was a pool right outside our cottage and we could all be out there when he was napping. Both kids loved being in the pool.

We also had enough adults around to really make this do-able. I don't think I'd like to travel to a beach with small children without at least two extra adults!

Sunset on the beach. Fabulous.

Becca loved the beach like nothing else.
She would have stayed out there all day if we'd let her! I loved watching her dance in the waves and run about with abandon and glee.

Nothing like a post-beach post-bath baby. Nothing.

My little champion travellers.

Of course, the concourse did look like this for a while after Becca said there was "a great wind" and threw her toys in every direction with much gusto:

We were watching the lightning outside the windows. I guess it was only fitting. And yes, my son is, in fact, trying to launch himself out the window. He's brilliant!


sgtsharp said...

CoolBeans!! Cute Pictures!! Glad Y'all had a great time at da beach!!

joanna said...

Love the rainbow! And Becca dancing on the beach! Looks like very relaxing fun!

Angie said...

Sounds like fun. I love the picture of Becca dancing on the beach.

Bevo said...

Fabulous pictures - looks like the perfect vacation! What were your accommodations like? How hot was it?

MommyK said...

cute pics! i love the family pic!

Jen said...

I love ALL these pictures! Especially the 2nd family one, and the ones of Becca on the beach. And the one of Andrew in a towel. Too much.

The Quinn Report said...

What a fun trip

Natalie said...

My girls love the beach too and it is truly a shame that we do not go often enough. As it is 100 meters from our yard.

The pictures are fabulous!!

Glad to read you had such a great time!

Natalie said...

okay, the beach is 200 yards from our house. But, still. We don't go enough.

Angela said...

Ahhhh!!Looks like you had a great time!!! I loved all the pictures, but my fave was the one of Becca with her name in the sand. You HAVE to get that framed!!!!

Andrea_Ben said...

Gulf Coast Florida is just the best!! So glad you had such a good time :0)