Saturday, July 28, 2012

All good things come to end...

The last day of vacation is always sad. Thank you, Lord, for a fun week as a family.
We had a clear Thursday, but the rest of the week was full of seaweed... but not a jellyfish in sight!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Good thinking, Julia

Julia mentioned several times this week that she wanted to walk on the pier that we can see from our condo, and we finally went last night for the first time ever. I hadn't been expecting much, but we wound up having a really good time. 

We all saw lots of dolphins, and Matt and I saw some little sharks.

The girls loved these birds (cranes?), especially when they walked the pier right close to us!

We made a new friend who followed us around for an hour or so. He was a nice kid, just lonely and bored from sitting around while his family fished all day.
Hmmm. Is it creepy that we took pictures of a stranger's child?  Let's hope it's not.

I didn't enjoy the part of the pier's floor that looked like this:

Naturally, I made everyone take pictures. Some are better than others. All have some crazy, windy hair happening!

Good idea about the pier, Julia. We'll have to go back.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Back at the Beach

We've been to the condo before, and we love it every time! Old visits are here, here, and here! This is our first visit, though, during the summer. It's been nice to not have to worry about the weather being too chilly, but the tradeoff is so many people are here! Seeing as how I'm selectively social, people aren't typically my thing. :)

This visit has included much time in the lazy river and under the waterfall.
I love the picture below because Julia looks so happy. In reality, she was yelling at Audrey to "get off!" but she kept the smile on her face because she knew I had out my camera!
While the girls and I hung out in the pool yesterday afternoon, Matt grilled. When we returned, we found out he'd also set the table for an outdoor dinner. Yay!  
The girls played their first round of putt-putt this morning. They enjoyed it, despite the heat!

And then, as usual, we made sure to head to Gator Beach.