We took our first official family vacation this year. Darren planned a last minute trip to the beach and it was wonderful. The only down side was that we had to leave a member behind. After much thought, we decided not to take Layla with us. Since she was only 10 months, we knew the ride down there would be rough on her so we came up with an alternate plan. Since Grandma wasn't working and was free, she came to our house to get Layla on June 20th. She stayed the night and then she and Layla took off to Carthage around lunch time. I only worked a half a day and once I got home and changed, we hit the road! Mimi and PawPaw came with us and we drove down to Mobile to stay the night. The next morning, we got up and toured the USS Alabama battleship. Isaac loved seeing the big ship!
After touring the ship, we drove on over to Orange Beach. We arrived at our condo and changed and Isaac was ready to hit the beach! This was his first time to ever see the ocean and he was just amazed at how big it was!
Since it was late when we got there, we didn't stay at the beach too long. We went up and showered and got ready to go out and find some good food to eat!
The second day, Isaac wanted to hit the pool. The ocean had been choppy and rough and since he had been knocked down several times by the waves, he decided the pool was a bit safer. This was fine by me......I was just happy to be out in the sun!
As you can see, Isaac tans pretty easily. This was just after the first day!
This was the view from our condo's balcony.....
We headed home from the beach on Saturday, the 25th. We made a pit stop at the famous Lambert's Cafe to eat before we left. The wait was pretty long, but the food was definitely worth the wait. Good stuff!! Then it was time to hit the road. We hated to leave, but we were all tired and ready to be home. Most of all, we missed our girl! Grandma kept her at her house Saturday so we could get home, unpack, and rest. She brought her home to us on Sunday and boy, were we all glad to see her! Grandma said they had a ball together and she was so glad to have some special time with Layla. She stayed the night on Sunday and then headed back to Carthage when she got up Monday morning. Next year, we are hopeful to have another beach vacation and Miss Layla will definitely be included!