After spending a couple days with Ryan's Grandma, we were hugely blessed to be given a two night stay at a nearby hotel. It felt like a totally unexpected gift but it was such a special two days with our family on top of some special times with them as well and we were incredibly thankful. The hotel was just beautiful and right on the water and had a huge water slide that Daddy, Mommy and Ava had so much fun on (Kate and Olivia weren't tall enough). The good news was they had a smaller one they could enjoy as well.
The gorgeous view from our room.
And girls ready to swim as fast as they could get ready
Having fun on the little slide
We got to enjoy Five Guys for the first time. . . .SOOOO good. Although for as good as their burgers were, their hot dogs were just as good. YUM.
Then it was time to take three tired girls upstairs to relax and watch a movie before bed
Loved those sweet sun kissed cheeks
Doesn't this make you remember those good ol' days of sharing beds with a squirmy sibling?
We ate a delicious and early birthday breakfast for Grandma Mel with them in the morning
This one just makes me giggle. Ava was trying to pose a shot and it wasn't quite working out
As good of a family shot as we got.
LOVED my days with this crew.
Ava wanted a shot by the flowers
Special being able to spend time with Grandma
Grandma and Grandson
Love these three
It was a really chilly day so we headed out on a boat road for something fun to do.
Chilly day + boat ride?
= Very Chilly AND Windy
We had fun being able to spot dolphins
Checking out the sights
We got to stop by a beach for a bit and collect some sea shells
Splitting up the finds
The spoils : )
Ryan enjoyed being near such a hot spot
The big slide - I had as much fun as Ava on this one even with the cold
Kate became such a dare devil this trip - she loved this slide
Olivia enjoy her barbies by the side
And then came to snuggle by me
Sliding down on her belly
Lots of time warming up by the hot tub
Snuggles with Kate
Daddy & Olivia
Then since it was vacation, it only made since to go get ice cream before dinner
The gorgeous sun setting outside our room
The girls were exhausted after our big day.
Ryan went out to get pizza . . .these two didn't move before he came back
My favorite shot from our room - soo pretty
So sad to get ready to leave . . .
Good bye Florida .. . it was lots of fun. And thanks to Grandma and Papa Mel for such a special time with them.
But Georgia and cousins were calling, so on wednesday we hit the van and the road again.
More fun was waiting. . . .