Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A trip to the beach

We took a weekend trip to the beach in New Smyrna Beach, FL this weekend to meet up with some of Daddy's family! We got to visit with Aunt Judy, Uncle Mike and Aunt Sharon and Cousins, Billy, Marianna, Will and Baby Thomas, Mike and Paige and Brady and Elizabeth and Rebecca. Matt had a blast with his 2nd cousins Will and Brady. This was Matt's 1st trip to the beach on the East Coast of Florida where the ocean and beach are much different than the Pan Handle in Florida where we have been. He loved running into the ocean and especially playing with Will and Brady. It was so much fun to visit with family and enjoy seeing the 3 3 year old boys playing together! If only it could have been longer.....maybe next year!!!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011


Celebrating Matt's 3rd birthday at the beach in Destin, FL

We spend 4th of July week at the beach celebrating Matt's birthday! This was our 2nd trip to the beach this year and we had a fabulous time once again! The weather was sunny, hot and perfect every day. We spend lots of time on the beach and time at the pool. Matt got braver on this trip and let us carry him pretty far into the ocean instead of just hanging by the edge. He loved playing in the sand and chasing the birds. We went to a fun restaurant for dinner on his birthday. While we waited for our table, there was live music on the patio where Matt kept up with the big kids trying to hula was so funny and he had a ball!! After dinner, the staff brought him ice cream and a big crowd to sing Happy Birthday!

As always, the week went too fast and now it is back to the real world and back to work and school! We will be headed back to FL in a few weeks for a long weekend to visit with Daddy's family so we are looking forward to seeing all of them. Matt has 2 cousins that are just a few months older than him so it should be fun to see the 3 boys together playing at the beach. After that Aunt Kristen and her family will be visiting from PA. We have lots to look forward to in the next few weeks. Busy, busy summer but lots of fun!! :)