Sunday, June 21, 2009

Beach Vacation

We had the most fun at the beach last week! It was the most relaxing trip with AnnaKate yet. I think that has to do with her age. She loved the water and especially loved having someone to play with at all times!

For the most part of the week we had 11 people and a few more came in for the weekend. I love being able to spend such quality time with family. My step brother, Brian, even came in from Boston.
AnnaKate thought it was funny to feed her granddaddy cashews.

The cousins playing in the sand.
Leah Grace is so sweet to AnnaKate.

AnnaKate loved playing "Where did your feet go?"

AnnaKate with her great grandfather, Kinney.
AnnaKate's great-grandmother, Wilma, loved letting AnnaKate take a cat nap with her.
Jake was reliving some old times with one of his toys.
AnnaKate walked all over the place! I think it was because the house had so much room to move and everyone encouraged her to walk instead of crawl. She really started to get that walking is much easier than crawling.
AnnaKate and Kinney do love each other.
Putting on Daddy's shoes at the beach.
This is what AnnaKate really looked like all week. We could not keep her out of the water!!

She loved watching movies in the car...who wouldn't?? The life...
We were so lucky to be able to spend the week away with family. I already can't wait until next year!


Holly said...

Love the family photo! Missed you!

Girlfrog said...

Looks like you had a terrific time! What a great way to start the summer!

Amanda said...

Look how big AnnaKate is! She looks like she had a great time! Glad to hear you had fun! Now- when are we going to get together?

David Parker said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time away at the beach! Isn't it nice to just get away for a little while and relax? We have to get the two munchkins together for a play date soon. Also- we need to walk. I think that I gained a few pounds by eating so much at the beach!

Anonymous said...

Oops- how funny! I am laughing out loud at what my comment above looks like. My comment posts a picture of Dave from his blog site- definitely the artist husband that I have! Too funny!!!


Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

What fun!!!!! Are you ready for another beach vacation?!?!?!?

If I was forced to pick a favorite picture its the one of AK splashing in the waves, but those were some amazing pictures!

Brandi said...

It's great to see all of the generations in your family. I'm glad Anna Kate gets the opportunity to spend time with all of them!

Christine said...

Great pics Kelly. My favorite by far is the one of AK putting on daddys shoes. The shoes look like they will swallow her right up!
Thanks for sharing so many wonderful pictures with us.

Cindy said...

Those are great memories! I'm so glad you had a restful and enjoyable time, and AK had a great time bonding with the family.

Anonymous said...

From the slide show I almost feel like I was there. AnnaKate seemed to have enjoyed herself between the ocean, the sand, her Daddy's shoes, fun with Kinney, playing with Jake and Eli and SO many people to entertain her.
Has she gotten back in the routine yet?
I can hardly wait to see the pictures next year. She will be a mermaid before long. We need to try and think of water and beach toys for her birthday next year.
Guess Who?

Tamara said...

oh my goodness your daughter is so precious! This is my 1st time visiting your site, through Jess's blog. Your pictures are so wonderful. I love the closeness of the family spending time together! My favorite photo is the one of AnnaKate resting on her grandmother. So Sweet, reminds me of the security and yummyness I felt when I was around my sweet grandma! I too have a special needs little one, are they not just the BEST! I will be back to visit your sweet site, blessings to you and yours!