UPDATE: I'm adding this picture of Harper and her daddy. I guess I didn't realize we didn't have any of them together - the thing is Scott is the photographer so he always wants to take the pictures which is why he is not in many. Also Harper has MAJOR mommy separation anxiety - I can hardly get out of her sight without her screaming so I'm usually the one holding her. She LOVES her daddy but wants her mommy most of the time. I know in time this will change and it will be all about daddy one of these days. (Mostly because he will probably give her anything she wants). ha!
Monday morning after Scott's parents left - we headed down to the beach. Harper took a lot of morning naps like this. We dug what we pegged the "baby hole" in the sand and put blankets and towels on top and put an umbrella over her and she slept for hours this way. I could have slept for days there I think! Steve and Laurie got there around noon and we headed down to Sea and Suds for lunch.
Monday night we went back to Oyster House. There was such a difference because it was SO crowded for Labor Day weekend and then we loved watching everyone leave because the rest of our time there it felt like we were the only people in town practically!
I think the Oyster House was even better the second night. I got Shrimp Florentine and I think it was my favorite meal of the week. I laughed because someone mentioned on the last post that we used to show a lot of "food" pictures on our vacation posts and now there are none. That shows you how life changes with a baby. I still enjoyed my meals but I was always SO busy keeping Harper happy and entertained that I could barely eat my food much less take pictures! ha! We went and got ice cream at Scoops after dinner. That's a Gulf Shores DO!
Laurie and I took this picture. We were laughing wondering where the romantic walks on the beach at night had gone? Five years of marriage and three kids later........and our husbands are asleep watching football on our vacation. ha! (Steve and Scott are going to kill me for this).
We were lucky to only have one day of rain. When we got there the forecast showed rain all week but it ended up being really nice. Tuesday was pretty much a repeat - we spent the morning on the beach, ate lunch at Sea and Suds and then Harper got a bath and a long afternoon nap while I stayed inside with her and everyone else enjoyed beach time. (Don't worry - I got to sun on the balcony and enjoy some quiet time)!
I know ya'll are all shocked to see me in shorts. Not as shocked as I am. The truth is I couldn't find a white dress I liked to save my life. I even ordered several and sent them back. I bought one and brought it with me but at the last minute just went with this shirt and shorts. (So many of you asked - I got the shirts from J Crew but I looked last night and I think they are sold out. I got them on sale.)
The last night we were there - we went back to Louisiana Lagniappe. I know that seems crazy. We started to go somewhere else and then decided we really just all wanted to go back there. We even asked for Susan and she served us again. This is the only picture I took that night and it was with my phone.
We had so much fun on our trip. Harper was SO good - better than I imagined. I can't wait to take her on more trips in the future! We always have SO much fun with Laurie and Steve. They enjoyed a kid free vacation while their parents baby sat but maybe in the next year or two we will be brave enough to take all the girls on a trip. (P.S. We stayed at the San Carlos Condos - since so many of you asked).
Just a note - I have been updating the Prayer Blog with a lot of prayer requests. Please if you can - go there and see if you can find maybe one request to pray for. I know the list can be overwhelming but find one that resonates and pray for it. I know it means a lot to all of these families. If you have a family and/or if you and your family are healthy - please count your blessings tonight and say a prayer of thanksgiving. Thank you!!!