We usually go to Pensacola and stay with our friends for our beach trip each summer but this summer we decided we wanted to go for a whole week just our little family of four. We love the beach but Patrick is always like "lets go to a different beach than we always go to" So we decided to go to Port St. Joe and stayed on the Cape and it was beautiful. We loved it so much. Now it's a good bit longer of a drive than what we're used to. But it's very laid back and not as crowded as the beaches we've been to in the past.
These two had the best time on the beach. Well, until they found out there was a pool. Then they just wanted to stay at the pool and in the words of my dad "we didn't come to the beach to sit at the pool". So, I came up with a system where I told them we had to make a reservation at the pool and each day I would tell them what time the reservation was and then they didn't ask all day long if we could go to the pool. It worked beautifully.
The water was so calm and clear all week and the weather was beautiful too!
There were jellyfish and sis got stung two different times but she rallied and didn't let it ruin her trip.
Matching swimsuits for life.
They really do play together so well and I loved getting to see them enjoy the week together!
We did a sheet pan shrimp boil for dinner one night and this girl ate her weight in corn on the cob.
This dark cloud threatened to ruin our afternoon but it ended up going around us and only sprinkled a minute.
There was this little pond by our townhouse and the kids loved getting to feed the turtles.
We tried to spend every evening on the beach watching the sunset. It was my favorite.
I did make them wear nice clothes one evening so I could snap some pictures.
She was a big fan of her daddy swimming with her in the pool every day!
We stayed out on the beach until nearly dark the last night and it was perfect!
They had to feed the turtles one last time before we loaded up to head home!
Matchy Matchy for the ride home.
We had such a wonderful week together, just the four of us. We talked a lot about how next summer we'll have a sweet baby with us. The kids are so excited to add the baby, I hope they're still excited once the baby is here.