May 27, 2014

Orange Beach, Part 6

One of Stella's friends also happened to be at the beach at the same time that we were, and her family was sweet enough to let us borrow her for a few hours so we could have a play date...




The girls really enjoyed playing with Daddy in the pool...
I wonder why...







Time for more sunscreen and some snowballs...

And we ended our play date with a little lunch al fresco...

Orange Beach, Part 5

My sister can make fun of me all she wants, but I will ALWAYS attempt the white shirt family beach picture...
Damon says he thought these pictures were being taken from a different angle and that's why he chose such a comfortable looking pose...

Or maybe Damon and Cille have decided to break off and just be their own family...

Love this one...wish Watts had been feeling cooperative, but he was having a Mommy moment...

As good as it got...where's Dara when you need her?  Oh, yeah, Texas...

Girls' picture....


I have another one just like this from last year...

There was a wedding on the beach that day and I think Stella watched it a little too closely...



Look!  They found a beached whale!

The tents in the background really complete the look.  Next year when our family is complete I plan to finally hire a professional beach photographer, hopefully one who can photoshop out double chins...
Thanks, guys in the background, for keeping the theme alive...



A Cille sandwich...

My beach babe...

Orange Beach, Part 4

All these pictures on the balcony are starting to make it look like we never made it to the beach that day...
Sweet sisters...
I am not sure where she gets these poses...




Stella is a little bit of a Daddy's girl...

He's trying to take Cille over, too...
Oh, no, Watts!  Not you too!

Maybe they like me a little bit...
Good grief.  You carry somebody for 9 months and this is the thanks you get.  They all defect to Daddy at the first opportunity...

We finally made it!







I like that Watts is secure enough in his masculinity to rock the pink chair...
Stella has basically no fear of the water and will swim out as far as we let her.  Maybe we should let her watch Jaws...

Something got Daddy in the water...
Watts said everything tasted gritty.  I wonder why...
Stella and her seashell garden...
Awww, somebody does love me!  Move over, Daddy!

Mawmaw probably won't appreciate me posting these pics of her in the pool, but remember, this blog is for the kids!  One of my most precious memories as a child is of the hours that my grandma spent swimming with me and my cousins.  My grandpa even donned his Hawaiian swimsuit from the 70's once and joined us in the pool.  I feel so blessed that my in-laws are building these kinds of memories with my kids.   I think you can tell from the look on Cille's face just how much she enjoyed her time swimming with her grandmother...



Stella made some friends in the pool and they literally asked for her every time she wasn't with us...



I am so glad I was quick enough on the draw to snap this picture.  Stella is a very affectionate girl and Daddy is most frequently the object of her affection.  The way she loves him is so pure and sweet...