Thursday, September 11, 2008

Video of Ike and Ya Ya at the beach

This is just a little video of Ike and Ya Ya playing at the beach. I tried to get them to look at the camera. Well, that was not going to happen! They were just too busy!

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Labor Day Beach Trip

We had the opportunity to go on a fun beach trip with some sweet friends of ours. Many of you know that Ike has a very close friend that he named Ya Ya (Sydney Kate), we had such a fun time at the beach with the Ervin's. The trip began on Thursday morning with Me, Jenn., Ike, Zeke, and Ya Ya. We took off like two Mom's on a mission. Get 3 kids to the beach without 3 melt downs! We had the car packed to the top including many snacks, toys, and a D.V.D. player. We were on a mission! The trip down went great despite only Zeke taking a very short nap.
Jen's, mom has a place off of Ft. Morgan rd. in Gulf Shores. It is absolutely beautiful! We new this trip would be an adventure with 3 kids however we did not know that it would actually start with the daddies.

The adventure started when Todd decided to catch a crab with his hands. Well, let's just say the crab pinch the stew out of Todd's finger. Todd slung the crab off of his finger which nailed Brian on the side of his face. Both MEN were bleeding and laughing at the same time. Of course right after that, they got in the car to go buy some nets to catch whatever they could find in the ocean. Poor Ike and Ya Ya they thought the nets were for them. But, they got over it really quick when Todd showed them he caught a baby sting ray!

We had such a wonderful time. Ike and Ya Ya got to have their own room. They slept in bunk beds and called their room the Club House. We played most of the time at the pool. Jen. and I let the Dads take over during nap time so we could go spend some much needed Mom Time at the pool.

Ike loved the water. He kept saying "Mom I am going to dive under like Michael Phelps. Unfortunately, he kept wanting to go under in the ocean which ended in him spitting out quiet a bit of salt water. Zeke loved the ocean and pool. He is such a water baby! The top picture is of him laughing when the waves would come in.

We were a little sad when we had to end the trip due to Hurricane Gustav--- which ended in a 8 hour drive home however, it did give us an extra day to get some things done around the house and take long naps. This was one of our favorite family vacations that we have had. Thank you again Todd, Jen, and Ya Ya!

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