Thursday, June 19, 2008

San Destin 2008

We have finally returned and gotten caught up on laundry and unpacking long enough for me to post this! We headed down to the beach on Thursday morning for our annual stay at SanDestin resort. Jeff has a conference there every June and has been asked to speak at ones in the past which have led to some great fall beach trips! We LOVE this resort because it is so family oriented. We stayed in a two bedroom condo right above the amphitheater. The first night they played "Shrek 3" on the lawn and we could watch it from our balcony. The other nights they had a band that allowed all of the millions of kids running around to play instruments on stage. It was so cute! It really is the perfect place for families!

We prefer to stay on the bay side near the shops and restaurants because at this age Anderson really doesn't just love whole days spent at the beach. He would much rather be in the pool. We can get to the beach by tram anytime we want, but we only went once for about an hour. He is very particular about "make a mess" as he says and the sand was not his favorite thing as it kept sticking to his hands and feet!

My mom joined us down there for the trip, and that was so nice. We tried to eat out the first night before mom got there and it was a disaster! Anderson has zero interest in being contained in a high chair these days. We decided to do everybody a favor and order our food to go. Once mom got there she stayed with Anderson so we could have a couple of peaceful meals and we even got to shop at the outlets one afternoon. Anderson loved having his GiGi at the beach. For a solid week before we left he would say "make sandcastles at da beach wit GiGi".

I did try to get Anderson on the beach for some pics and they are OK, but not as good as I would like. I hope to get some better ones when we go in September. By then Lydia will be here and our family will be complete. I can't wait to get some pictures of them together!

******Oh and just a tip for you mommas that are beach bound this summer from the Tuscaloosa/ Birmingham area. We stopped in Pratville at the Bass Pro Shop. I am not kidding when I say I have never seen my two boys more happy. It's like Disney World for the outdoors man. They had a huge waterfall and fish tank and stuffed bears, wolves, dear, and pretty much any other animal you can imagine! Anderson talked about "see da Bears and da Fishees" so much that we decided to stop there on the way back as well. It was a nice break in a very long car ride!


Joy said...

We are headed to the beach for the 4th with our whole family. The way we go usually does not include Prattville but this year John has already put the Prattville Bass Pro Shop address into the GPS. We are stopping to buy a particular game camera!I am sure Lawson will love it.

Mizerany Family said...

Sounds like you had fun. We're heading to the beach on the 28th, but to Avalon beach in New Jersey! We're already stressing about Bennett and the beach, and whether or not she will like it. Please keep your fingers crossed...

Brittani's Holding Little Hands said...

Sounds like you guys had a fun trip! Bass Pro is across the street from our church and it is Park and Chris' second home:) Plus, Cabellas (do you guys have these stores in your area?) is 2 minutes from our house and it is even better! They are all about it.

"Auntie M" said...

I love that picture of him and mom on the beach! I'm sure she'll put that one in a frame in the house :)