Sunday, April 25, 2010

Beachin' 2010 Begins....

It's official. The beach season has begun for our little family!



We took a day trip a couple weeks ago to see the renovations that my in-laws have been doing on the condo (which looks awesome, by the way! I wish I had taken before and after photos...I know how everyone loves a good before & after!) But, this weekend marked the first trip that we packed our jammies and swimsuits so we could stay a while! That "while" is always way too short when the beach is involved. "Amen," anyone?!?!?

We joined AB's Pappy & Granny, Aunt Kels & one of her friends for the weekend.
The weekend was full of ruffles...on swimsuits & pink floaties!







And there was plenty of diggin' to be done,

lots of beach to explore...


and

plenty of popsicles to eat!


(which by the way- have you ever noticed how much faster a popsicle melts at the beach? We noted that this weekend. And also, if you haven't tried the Edy's Real Fruit Bars you NEED to. DW had strawberry and I had lime, and he let me take a bite of his because 'he sees me' and 'I see him' and 'we connect' so we do stuff like that. Did yall see "Avitar" yet? I am so not a Sci-Fi girl, but the Sci-Fi-ness of Avitar was salvaged with the little bit of a love story that it had, and was actually pretty good. It was complete weirdness with horses that were like cross-bred with ant-eaters and all the "connected" stuff with their hair and all, but it was good. Anyway, back to the popsicles. You have to get a lime one and a strawberry one and try them together. It's like a frozen strawberry limeade and it's AMAZING. I'll be buying some this week at the grocery store.)

After dinner, we had another short walk on the VERY WINDY beach...


Here are some pictures from our "test run"...I bought this dress to take beach pictures in this year, and wanted to do some "test pics" to see if how it looked. I think we're going to try of phlox pictures this year in this dress, too....



Just a little advice, too. When you apply your sunscreen (or spray tanner - with SPF, of course!) make sure you RUB it in. If not, you'll get a really awesome sunburn like this one! See the awesome burn-lines and circles?!?! I can't wait to see how this "tans"...

This girl has learned the lesson. :)


~amw~

16 comments:

Carrie said...

Holy Cow! I am cringing over your sunburn, but LOVING the sweet pictues of y'all on the beach. Speaking of big girls, Annabelle looks GROWN in that pretty dress on the beach. Wow. It's beautiful! Glad y'all had fun.

Whitney said...

I love Annabelle on the beach in her white dress! Beautiful with that red hair!

Mallory said...

First of all, I'm jealous you are close to the beach! Second, PLEASE frame a few of the white dress pictures and the one with her crab outfit on and she's running at the camera. Can I borrow AB? She's gorgeous!

Lyndsay said...

Oh it looks like a fun time! I love AB on the beach, she is so cute.

Janie said...

OHHH, I can't wait to hit the beach! It looks like ya'll had a great time! Love AB's white dress on the beach...too precious!! Hope all is going well...including that nasty burn you got! Have a great week sweetie!

Charon Benton said...

Love that dress of AB's! DARLING! ADORABLE!!!! OH MY! I can't wait to see those pics!
Did y'all eat at the River Grille?

Julianne Hendrickson said...

love the pics of the girlie. i hate when that happens with sunscreen!! we plan to hit up the beach next weekend :)

amyp12 said...

Those pictures of Annabelle are SO PRETTY!

Katie said...

I can't wait to go beachin' myself. I have not been in two years ... which is practically a mortal sin for me not to find SOME way and reason to get to the shore at least once in the summer. I feel more peaceful at the beach than anywhere I can think of. I love that little crab outfit....!!! And we have the yellow and white stripey bathing suit...can't wait to put that on. I am planning to have it monogrammed...wouldn't that be sweet? You got some very precious pictures of her. She is so photogenic!

Lauren said...

Does the yellow bathing suit come in Aunt Lauren's size? My heart hurts seeing her in it!! I am counting down the days till our beach trip together!!! Adam and I decided being spontaneous was not our thing and booked last night for Ameila Island :) Any good eats we should know of?

Stephanie Heintz said...

OMG. AB is unreal in that little white dress. You're such a photographer.

Speaking of... Big pink chair and some flower pics when I get there?? :)

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

your family shot is presh! you are too gorgeous! ouch!!! - your burn looks painful. i manage to put on sunscreen just as well as you do! annabelle looks adorable in the yellow suit. oh and her dress is just stunning!

Heather said...

Oh girl, these pictures of AB are melting my heart. Seriously. YAY for the beach!

kim said...

you make me wish we lived anywhere near a beach! i love that little yellow swimsuit, so adorable!

Jenn said...

love love the beach!! *sigh*
Adorable pictures!! The dress pictures... the ruffle bum.... SO cute!! =) AB is at such a cute age!

Rebecca said...

Yay! I love beach season!!!

What a precious little doll your Annabelle is in her white dress and pink sash! Adorable!