Jul 4, 2014

Orange Beach...Again, Part 1

Since Mawmaw and Pawpaw had a little time off for the 4th, we decided to go back to the beach.  Our first morning there, Daddy had the great idea that we should rent a jet ski.  I was not at all sure that this was a good idea, so I talked him into renting only one and letting each girl try it out.  The girls are not really what I would call thrill seekers, so it was a big possibility that they would both hate the jet ski.  We played on the veranda while Daddy and Pawpaw watched the mandatory instructional video...

I forgot my sunglasses in the room and had to borrow Damon's.  That is why I look like the Terminator in these pictures...

Mawmaw brought along a water gun for Watts from the dollar store.  Best dollar ever spent...

Stella has many precious swimsuits, some even monogrammed with her name or initials.  Unfortunately, the only ones that she is interested in wearing are her bikinis.  Gives me a lot more real estate to cover with sunblock, I can assure you...



Did I mention Mawmaw also gave them pink hair chalk?  Thanks so much...(she typed sarcastically)



The only problem we had with the water gun was that the kids kept fighting over it...



Finally all the paperwork and video watching was done and Stella took the first turn.  Daddy had the bright idea that Pawpaw should ride on the back so that Stella would feel more secure between the two of them.  This led to an overburdened and wobbly jet ski and eventually to Pawpaw being left on an island by himself...

This is the face Watts made when I told him he wasn't getting a turn.  Just kidding, this is his normal face.  He makes mean eyes at everybody...

Watching Stella embark...


And 40 minutes later they were back...sans Pawpaw...

Cille was not really sure she would like it...
But by the time they passed the last dock she had a huge smile on her face...

And when she came back she was driving...still no sign of Pawpaw, though...
More fun in the sun to come!

1 comment :

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