Sunday, April 19, 2009

Beach Bound Belle...

This weekend we checked off another first on our sweet girl's list... We got to introduce her to one of our favorite places....the beach! Growing up in Florida (and in this family) a love of the water is pretty much a given, even at an early age. This weekend, DW and I took Annabelle to her Pappy & Granny's beach condo to introduce her to the sand, sun, and surf! We were hoping she'd enjoy being around the water as much as we do, and after the weekend, I'm happy to report I think she's going to!
Friday, I packed everything (except the "kitchen sink", and that was only because I knew there's one already there) and we headed for the beach... I'll admit, I forgot just how much packing you have to do for a baby! Wow...
Here's Belle with her bags...waiting on Daddy!

We left as soon as Devin got off work and arrived in time to breath in some salty sea air before dark. The weekend was spent oooohing and ahhhing at how cute little miss was in her bathing suits and enjoying her smiles and giggles at her first sight and feel of the ocean and pool.



We just relaxed and took it all in. Belle was a doll and I have pics to prove it!



Going to the condo always brings back fond memories... and this trip, we were certainly thankful to get to make some new ones with our baby girl! (and did I mention that the weekend also included driving to Krispy Kreme BOTH mornings and getting donuts when the HOT sign was on?!?!? I think it goes without saying, the weekend was amazing....)

~amw~

8 comments:

Lyndsay said...

The pictures are so cute! She is a doll on the surf board (those are my favorite!) I'm glad you guys had a great time.

Lauren said...

mmmm...I can't wait to plan a beach adventure together! Looks as thought you guys had a great time! Annabelle is precious in her suit!

Carrie said...

Annabelle is one cute surfer! I agree with Lyndsay, that's my favorite picture. Also love the writing in the sand.

Belle is too cute in all her bathing suits (and accessories-sunglasses and hairbows!) I think my favorite bathing suit is the one with the gator that Devin got her. So sweet!

Glad y'all had a great FIRST of many weekends at the beach. And let me just say, you are one lucky woman to catch the hot light two mornings in a row...yummy! I'm drooling right now and its lunch time!

Life of a Savannah Bride said...

She is the cutest little girl I have ever seen! Seriously! You always have her dressed perfectly. Precious little family you have there. Glad you had such a great time at the beach.

Aleta Kaylee said...

It sounds like y'all had an awesome time. I'm loving the fact that you brought all of Annabelle's accessories. I saw the four pairs of sunglasses, girl! haha. She looked adorable. I love the picture where you're holding her up. That's just sweet.

Aunt B said...

You have such a knack for photography...and it helps that you have an adorable model and handsome hubby to work with.
The older I get, the more I appreciate and love the beach. The crash of the waves, the warm sunshine, the smell of the salty sea and the light cool breeze...ah man it doesn’t get any better than that.

Becky said...

Those are great beach pictures and I love the footprints in the sand...just adorable!

jennifer said...

I came across your blog and had to tell you how beautiful those pictures are on the beach! I have a 15 month and have not wanted to venture to beach until now! Thanks for the inspiring me to dip his toes in the water this summer!