Beach bums

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Last month, we took our first family beach vacation.  We rented a house in Ft. Morgan, Alabama, just outside Gulf Shores.  It was a full house.  Cory, Carter and I were joined by friends Annette, Marty and Frankie, and Cory’s parents, Janie and Dave.  Taking vacations with built-in babysitters rocks.

The house we rented was beautiful.  It had four bedrooms, four baths, a hot-tub, and it was right on a private beach.

Beach house Ft. Morgan, AL

It takes 12 hours to get to Gulf Shores, so we started the drive just before midnight.  My speed demon of a husband made great time while the rest of us slept.  Once we got to Alabama, we had to take a ferry from Dauphin Island over to Ft. Morgan.  Since it was nap time – and hot – Carter wasn’t all that impressed with the ferry.

Ferry ride

Carter enjoyed the sand, but wasn’t crazy about the ocean.  The waves freaked him out.  He also enjoyed our dolphin cruise, despite the life jacket that swallowed him.  Well, we say he enjoyed it, but he actually screamed for the first 30 minutes of the cruise.  We were definitely NOT the favorite passengers on the boat. The rest of the week was spent eating meals on the porch, walking on the beach, and relaxing in the sun.

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All in all, it was a wonderful week.  And thankfully, Carter shows no lasting effects of me allowing him to roll off of the bed onto the hardwood floor!

Post head-injury


2 Responses to “Beach bums”

    Julie says: July 18, 2009

    I love these pictures! Could Carter look a little more like Cory? I miss you!! :)


    Naomi says: July 21, 2009

    The pictures are great and love the new blog design (it’s new, right?)

    Totally can relate! Did you panic when Carter rolled off the bed? I was ready to take mine to the ER! Was on the phone with the doc forever. My kids rolled off beds and changing tables. Once the little buggers start to move things become VERY dangerous. My kids seem to be OK after their falls, too — well…Owen has a slight limp and Annalise a lisp but OK other than that. ;)