Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our Paradise Vacation

We just got back from vacation last weekend. It was great. It was beautiful. It was relaxing. Then, we had to come back to real life. Boo. Anyway, we went to the beach in Destin, Florida. I really cannot think of a more relaxing place on earth besides the beach! I could sit on the beach everyday for the rest of my life!!! Luckily, we only live a few hours from 3 different beaches so we are usually able to make it down at least once a year. But this year, for the first time (other than our honeymoon...) we were able to vacation for an entire week! Woo Hoo! We went down with my mommy-in-law, brother-in-law, sis-in-law and their two boys (aka two of my adorable nephews)! We all had a great time : )

The first night we walked down to the beach to take a little walk. The smell of the ocean and the sounds of the waves make me so happy! The next morning we were up bright and early to pack up and hit the beach. I do have to admit this...a day at the beach with kids, and especially a baby brings on a whole new meaning  to spending a day at the beach. Our "day" at the beach really only ended up being "a couple of hours" at the beach, ha! Ella Grace did pretty well the first day we were out there. It took her a little while to settle down to take a nap, but once she did...she was out! Here are pictures of our first day of vacation!

Our Vacation Pad

Mommy & EG taking a walk

Daddy & EG taking a walk

Oh, the beach life is soooo rough

I know...I'm too cool for school with my shades : )

Pretty much what I did every day on the beach : )

The boys digging a HUGE hole

Precious boy!

Bikini baby : )

Mommy and son : )

EG's "beach pad"...I think she liked it : )

Worn out after her first trip to the beach

LOVE these two!

Friday, July 29, 2011

i LOVE my play mat!

I love watcing Ella Grace play on her mat. It's so much fun to watch her little brain working as she learns : ) She will usually play on her mat 2-3 times a day for about 15-20 minutes each time, but sometimes up to an hour! Not only will she kick around on the mat, smile, laugh and "talk" to the toys on it, but she is now starting to bat her hands at the toys. It is too cute! Sometimes she will get a good grasp on one of them and will NOT let it go! She just keeps pulling at it and swinging it. i LOVE this girl TOO much!!! She's growing up WAY. TOO. FAST.

Look and laughing at myself in the mirror

I played myself to sleep : )

Having Fun!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Where Do I Begin?

WOW! It has been like forever since I have cranked out a post! Well, almost a month to be exact. Keeping up with my blog has definitely been a challenge since I had Ella Grace back in May. I thought this summer would be easy breezy...just hanging out with my baby girl, working on my school work, cleaning house, and blogging. Well, I should think again because I was WRONG! I am amazed at how fast the hours of the day fly by! And of course the posts I have managed to publish have been all about my precious gift from above! I mean, how can I resist? After all, I started this blog to document our journey about our day-to-day life. However, the truth is (although it doesn't seem this way these days) we do have more to our journey than just our sweet little addition. So, not only will I will trying my best to keep up with posting more often. I hope to share/document more about other areas of our lives as I did when I started my blog!

We have had a pretty great, but busy summer thus far. Ella Grace has got to travel to several places already...3 different states to be exact! We just got back from our first ever family vacation! We went to the beach in Destin, Florida! I don't want to go to much into the details because of course that will be a post of its own : ) However, I do want to leave you with some pictures of our little family on the beach! I hope everyone's week started off nicely and I hope to be catching up with you all very soon!!!

Our Sweet Family of Three

The Loves of My Life

i LOVE baby feet!!!! Especially these little piggies : )

Mommy & Ella Grace

Mommy & Daddy

Nana Coop and all her babies

Family photo

My little angel : )