Monday, August 18, 2014

Our Orange Beach vacation!

We are back from our week long vacation at the beach.  We are a little more rested and a lot more tanner!  We had such a great week with nothing to do but lay out, eat, drink and sleep.  

Here is a review of what all happened on our vacation to Orange Beach.  


On Saturday, my parents decided they wanted to break the 10 hour drive into two days, so they grabbed Landry on their way out of town and took her by herself to Jackson, MS and let her stay in a hotel and swim and eat dinner out, just her.  She loved it!  Landry is such a great big sister, but I’m still reminded that she loves that one on one time periodically.  


Sunday, at 5 AM, we picked up Dani and Bobby and headed out for a 10 hour car ride.  I was a little nervous about how Hayden would do, but he was awesome!  He did start to get squirmy every now and then, but we would stop every few hours and eat or get gas and stretch our legs.  Dani and I had such a good time in the back seat with him.


He did great at taking cat naps and would doze off every now and then.  


We arrived at the condo around 5PM and got groceries, cooked dinner and sacked out!  We were exhausted.  


Monday, we just hung out by the pool and rested and got primped and ready for family pictures!  I scheduled these the first night because I wanted to get them out of the way and I discovered that my kids are not so hot on taking pictures!  Landry did well for the most part, but after about 10 minutes, Hayden was done.  Luckily, we got our family out of the way first and then we were done.  After pictures we headed to dinner at a yummy seafood place that had a place for kids to play.  Landry loved it!  She and Bobby started building a sand castle when dinner arrived, so she didn’t get to finish, but she had plenty of opportunity for those later in the week.  


Landry slept in my bed for the first few nights and I loved it!  She is such a mamma’s girl right now and is so sweet to me.  Hayden joined in too for part of the night Monday!


The best part of our room was that it faced the ocean, and had such a nice balcony to sit on and drink coffee in the mornings and do my quiet time.  


Tuesday, Tim, Landry, Hayden and I headed out to visit a family friend who moved about an hour and a half away from where we were and we took advantage and went to visit them.  Landry had such a great time.  I discovered that she is such a city kid though.  They had a tire swing and she had no clue what to do on it!  She ended up loving it and played on it all afternoon.  Needless to say, she is now asking for a tire swing for Christmas!  


She also learned how to climb a tree.  


We had such a great time visiting them!


Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were spent just lying out by the pool and going back and forth between there and the beach.  The greatest thing about our condo was that it was private and right on the water.  So, it wasn’t crowded at all.  We could just hop from the beach to the pool to the room with no problem at all.  I would definitely go back there again, we loved it!  


All in all, I had such a good time with my people.  I got to spend a lot of time with my hubby, kids and family.  


We loved it and needed it.  


Mix and Match Mama said...

What a wonderful vacation with your sweet family!!! I can't believe how big precious Hayden is getting!! XO

Robbie and Melissa said...

Looks like tons of fun! And you're looking good Mama!!