April 14, 2013

Springtime Fun

Here's a little peek at some of what we've been up to since the weather's been pretty. Love these crazy kiddos! :-)
 Flying her kite all by herself. She did such a great job!
 First time in the baby swing. He LOVED it!!
 My sweet girl on Easter after playing outside.
 Trying to pull the sword out of the stone.
 Getting ready to slide.
 One of the "little pigs" houses. :-)
 Watching the lady churn butter. (don't you just love the pigtails?!)
 So much fun on the playgrounds!
 Baby boy taking it easy at the park.
Climbing the ropes. (this is right before his foot got stuck! haha)

It's so nice being able to get out and enjoy the sunshine together! Can't wait to have more fun this spring and summer. As long as we can keep our crazy allergies in check it should be a blast! :-)

April 6, 2013

Sickness, Allergies, and a Last Minute Trip

Between passing around colds off and on the past couple months and then getting hit with spring allergies (yes, they come early here in the south) we just haven't been able to get over the congestion and coughs. Especially the little ones have had a hard time with it, which of course means so have I.
Going to the ocean has always helped my allergies clear up a lot so after a particularly rough weekend I had the brilliant idea to pack everyone up and head to the beach! (which all of you with small children know is easier said than done. ha!)
After lots of work and a few loooong hours of driving we made it down to Destin and was able to stay for about 3 days.
Unfortunately, it wasn't the instant cure-all I was hoping for but it was beautiful there and the kids had so much fun! It was already a little more crowded than we expected for early March so we avoided the beach during the mid-day hours since we prefer not to see that much skin. Getting out in the morning and evening was great though.
Darcey loved it and asks almost every day to go back. I'm seeing another trip to the beach in our future if she has anything to say about it! :-)
Here's a few pics of the trip for you to enjoy. If you haven't been to Destin, FL before, I highly recommend it for the white sands and clear waters. It is SO beautiful!