At our reception on our wedding day
Spencer being all manly and fixing a flat tire
Our happy family (minus Georgia...)
Spencer and the kids last Christmas
Sweet home Alabama...Where the skies are so blue
Earlier this week, we returned from our family vacay to visit my sister, Liberty, and her little family in Mobile, Alabama. It was a complete blast! First off, we got to enjoy seeing her three adorable little boys again, Josiah, Gavin, and Gunnison. They're getting so big and grown-up I can barely believe it. As an added bonus, Ezra and Gavin are only about two weeks apart in age, so they always get along really well (or at least as well as toddlers can get along;). It was a really laid-back, casual visit, which was just what the doctor ordered. Also, with having Spencer around 24/7, I was able to get a lot of help with the kids, which made for a nice break for me. Kit, Liberty's husband who's in the Coast Guard, had been called in for duty to help with an oil spill in New Orleans and was gone the whole time, so Spence was really good to help with her kids too. Even though we were only there for about four days (not including traveling time), we managed to squeeze a lot of fun activities into our visit, including a trip to the beach, a stroll on the boardwalk to see some alligators, lunch and playing in the park, an exciting dinner at Lambert's Restaurant (home of the throwed rolls), a quick trip to New Orleans to visit Liberty's husband, Kit and to see the sights, and of course, mounds of shopping. Hope you enjoy the multitude of pictures!
Georgia splashing in the Gulf of Mexico
Ezra, Gavin, and Josiah gathered around watching a hermit crab Spencer found
Georgia just rolling around in the sand at the beach. She adored it and ate a ginormous amount...it was truly disgusting
Jos collecting sand off the bottom of the ocean
Ezra was very frustrated when he stood near the edge of the water because the tide would pull some of the sand back with it. He kept insisting the "ground is moving"
Georgia and Ezra sitting on Spencer, whom they had buried up to his chest in sand
Mommy and Georgia splashing in the water. I'd take her in periodically to wash off all the icky sand:P
The kids enjoying themselves at Lambert's.
There's a huge wooden train out front of the restaurant that's a definite highlight to any Lambert's visit
Georgia managed to climb all the way up the wall completely by herself (don't worry, that's Spencer's hand you're seeing-he was keeping close watch)
And now for the Amazing Disappearing Gavin. I swear, this kid was nearly impossible to get in a picture. Here's the attempts:
I'm uber-impressed if you actually made it this far. Hopefully my future posts won't be quite so marathon-y. Have a fabulous day!