Last week we had our annual beach trip. We finally found a great condo for everyone in Orange Beach, at Phoenix West II. The kids loved the great pools, lazy river and slide, while the adults enjoyed still being beach side. We spent a lot more time playing and relaxing, and less time on the go. We had a late lunch/early dinner at Lulu's on our way into town and lunch at the Original Oyster House the day we went shopping. Mike and the two oldest kiddos did venture out for mini golf and an arcade while we finished shopping (Vera Bradley had a big sale so we were gone a while). Otherwise, we ordered in and enjoyed our digs. I didn't take my usual dressed up beach pictures, and apparently didn't do a very good job of getting pictures of everyone (namely mom and I), but I did catch some of our beach fun. It was a little hard to keep this crew all entertained on the beach this year. We did discover we all enjoy the late afternoons there best. Storms were forecast all week, and we did have to run inside on a few occasions for those crazy fast beach storms, but overall our weather was pleasant. It wasn't nearly as hot as last July. Overall, it was a really nice trip!
Everyone enjoyed extra Nonna time!
This kid played hard and slept hard the entire time!
They were exhausted for the ride home. Rowe covered herself and slept for the majority of the trip. That's a first for her!
This guy just hung out and waited for a little iPad time here and there.