Grey's opinion of the beach was, well, somewhat lacking in enthusiasm. He was not a fan of sand on his hands (or feet or eyes, for that matter), nor saltwater in his face. The waves were fun for a little while, until he received one to many splashes in the face. All-in-all, I think the beach will have to grow on him . . . a perfect picture of his "beach" face . . . ('please, I don't want any sand on my hands!')
Mom and Grey, relaxing on the deck swing, enjoying our beautiful view . . .
the house . . .
the steps to the canal . . .
our back deck . . . so nice! many evenings spent out here with a glass of wine (or beer), listening to Jack Johnson . . . the ultimate relaxing way to spend a vacation
view from the top of the stairs, looking down on the living room . . .
our master bedroom . . .
view from the deck off our master bedroom . . .
Brian, Lindy, and Addison joined us for the first weekend . . . our first morning on the beach . . .
Grey and his grandmas, with dad, first time in the ocean . . .
Cam's favorite way to spend his time - in GG's arms!
Grey's first boat ride (this life jacket was a little too big) . . .
Boating with Stephanie and Jim . . .
Aunt Becca and Cam . . .
Grey and Aunt Becca on the swing . . .
Matt and Becca, out for a ride on the jet ski (or wave runner, as James called it) . . .
Our visit to David's (Becca's husband) sister's house . . . these are her two little girls, Margaret and Liza (maybe Grey is not a fan of girls yet) . . .
Our night out to eat with Stephanie and Jim, Becca and David, to Inlet View . . .
Grey, giving his brother a love pat . . .
My good friend, Christina, came to stay with us for a night (Friday night), this is her little girl Anabelle (one week younger than Grey) . . . Grey's face says it all.
In our little swimming pool with the Little family . . .
Last ride on the boat . . . Grey fell asleep on Aunt Becca (the sun is tiring!) . . .
floatie time in the canal . . .
Grey's first attempt at tubing . . .
Beach pics of the family . . .
Cam's first "sand between my toes" feeling . . .
I definitely had a hard time leaving! I really love the beach . . . and it was so nice to spend such a relaxing week with our loved ones. Mom and grandma (GG), along with Sally and Shelton, stayed with us Saturday (8/14/10) to Wednesday. Then Stephanie (our nanny) and Jim joined us for the rest of the week. The boys had an absolute ball! We hope to make this a yearly beach trip . . . that is, of course, until we finally buy our own beach house! :)