Friday, September 19, 2008

First Beach Trip!

kickin' it
sugar baby
fun in the sun!
a happy, HOT day at the Naples Zoo
my favorite, favorite picture
Dinner on the beach at the La Playa. Who else but us would take a tiny to a fancy restaurant? Actually, they loved her and made her some gourmet mac and cheese, which we all ate!

Jammin to Bob Marley and Jack Johnson
Family Time!
The Lindsey's beach house where we stayed... it was wonderful!!
Daddy showing Stella some fly fishing techniques
Me, Stella and Lynne (with little baby Liam in her belly, five months along!!)

We had the most amazing time in Naples! The flights were perfect, and we took a little stroller through the airports so we had no trouble at all getting around. When we got to the house we were so excited because it was so wonderful! They had everything we needed, including a full size crib, and a pool too! We were very close to the beach, which was nice considering how much gear you need to relax.... towels, umbrellas, chairs, toys, cooler, fishing stuff, etc. When we first went to the ocean, Stella would not go NEAR the water. It was all churned up from Ike so it was pretty rough and really loud. She loved the sand, though, and was gathering up shells and using them to scoop the sand and bury our feet. By the end of the week she was splashing along the edge of the water and would get in the ocean if we held her. She loved it! She and Chris were loving feeding the birds. They gave them raisins and bread, and we thought we would never get rid of them. We also went to the Naples Zoo. It was pretty small, which was perfect for us with Stella's attention span and what felt like 100 degree weather. But it was exciting! Lynne and I got some good shopping in at the outlets and some cute kid and maternity boutiques. We ate at some fun restaurants... and Chris took our pictures as a family on the beach at sunset the last day. The perks of having best friends that are photographers!! The boys even went on a guided fly fishing trip into the ocean... they caught some BIG fish. That we didn't eat! I'll stick to the restaurants! All in all an amazing, wonderful, relaxing vacation. I can't wait for the next one!


Sarah Greer said...

Yay! I am so glad yall had fun, you guys look so cute! Stella is looking so grown up!

Tara Caire said...

cute pics!! Stella is growing up fast! Y'all are such a cute family!!

Rachel said...

Great pictures!! Glad you had a great time!! Stella looked so sweet on the beach!!

The Evins said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. I think I saw your hubby at the wine bar Saturday night?? I did not get a chance to see if you where there. My hubby had ame a little busy!! Hope you guys like it.

Meredith said...

Looks like y'all had a great time! I can't wait to see more pics next time I get my hair did:)!