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beaching with babies


Beach vacations with babies are, as I've been told before, just trips.  Not really vacations.  That said there is nothing like being a walk from the beach and being able to dip my toes in the Atlantic whenever I want.



Because I'm taking way too many pictures I figured I should start posting some now.  Turns out many of you like seeing pictures of our real life- or so I think.






It only took two years for me to wear the Tilley hat I got at our wedding.  It's turning out to be a great beach hat- no hot head here.


Dinners on the patio can't be beat.


Owen watching some racing with Uncle Benny


Anderson is a fan of the backpack we got from a garage sale last summer. $30 well spent. He's also incredibly protective of his beach chair which means one of us has ended up sitting on a towel!



We've gotten a lot of beach time except for today when thunder rolled in and we were told to head back home.  No rain came, and no big storm.  Admittedly Benny and I were okay with the break from wrestling a very sandy baby.

One of the best parts of the trip has been watching the cousins become little buddies.  So so precious.




Comments

  1. Karen Skutt8/16/2012

    So glad you guys are having such a good time. And the boys looks adorable - love that they are buddies! Enjoy it all!

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  2. Thanks- it is really sweet! Hopefully they remember each other in a few weeks at Anderson's birthday!

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  3. I always love seeing your real life photos -- especially when they include Anderson and Owen! By the way, the hat looks great on you!

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  4. Miracle Jammies!! You belong on a beach... Though I would prefer the pacific! Love the real life photos...

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  5. You took some great photos. Love seeing them.

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