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Saturday, August 31, 2013

orange beach 3

The Wharf was right down the road from our hotel and they had a Build a Bear workshop and it was time to make a new snuggle buddy for us!  So one afternoon after swimming we hopped over to The Wharf for some FUN with Poppy!  =)

R got to ride the farris wheel he had been eyeing all week!  It was 100 feet tall--it used to be the tallest, but Destin built one that was 101 feet tall!  Stinkers!  :P

R had never had dippin' dots before either, so of course we had to try that out!

We got a new black bear named UCA--pronounced YOU-CAH!  Poppy had never been through the whole "Build a Bear" process...but he ended up thinking it was pretty cool!  :P

We also went for a little night walk out on our hotel's dock while the sun was setting!  It was so peaceful and beautiful out there--we can't wait to go back!
He loves his KeeKee!  =)
DUCK FACE!  Haha!  I could resist! :P
Crazy child eating breakfast!!
Happy afternoon for me while R took a nap!
We went and met some family that lives in FL for dinner one night!  This has become a tradition and I love that we are able to see them a couple times a year!
The lady in the middle in the brown is my mom's, dad's sister Amaryllis, and her son Larry is on the far left with his wife Ellen!  So they are my mom's aunt and first cousin!
On our way home from dinner the sun was setting and it was so beautiful!  We stopped at a public beach to stop and take some pics!

One last night swim before leaving in the am!
& finally headed home from a wonderful vacation!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First day of school!

R had a great first day back! It wasn't much of a "first day" to him since he has been going all summer long...but there were a lot of new kids that day and they started their learning lessons again which R really enjoys and learns a lot from!

It was my first day of student teaching too...& my day went REALLY well too! I am at a wonderful school with wonderful people and I couldn't be happier or feel more blessed! That makes getting up at 5:30 every morning a liiiitle bit better! ;)

Is he not a mess or what?!

This was as good as it got outside of school! I'll take what I can get! :) He's saying "Well, whataya know?!"

Love him! Two more years till its The big K time! :(

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

orange beach 2

We got up early one morning and went for breakfast at Tacky Jack's.  All the years we've been going to OB and I had never heard of this place until the night before and we just happen to drive by it!  It was on the same road as our condo!  It looked like a really fun place especially at night...but I don't always do so well with crowds, so breakfast was perf!  ;)

The purpose of heading out early was to go to The Track before it got too hot and too crowded!  I've been going here for as long as I can remember...and I was so happy to be able to finally take R!
We just wanted to ride the Woody!  WAHOO!

He rode with me while I drove & we raced Poppy!  :P

We were right by the mall...so we hoped over to our stores!  Once again...we've been going to OB so long we know the stores we want to go in and the stores we don't...so we were literally in and out in a couple of hours which was nice because I wanted to get back to that lazy river!  :P  I was sending pics to Uncle G at home to see if he liked stuff I picked out and R wanted in on the action!
We stopped at another new (to us) place on the way home.  It was just a little local place...nothing fancy AT ALL!  They had these crab hunting hats, which really looked like the minions so we had to get one! :P

We headed back to the condo for some lazy river time (which I have not one picture of because I never took my phone down there) before coming back up to get ready for our first (ever) dolphin cruise!  {Do you see a theme of us trying new things this go around?!  It was really fun to step out of our norm OB vaca to try new things!  Never know what you'll find!  ;) }

Ready to see some dolphins!!

A Mommy and her baby!

He was shooting stuff with his water bottle to "make it turn into ice" like Gru's gun on Despicable Me?!  He's a HOOT!
To top off our night...we had been driving by this park every time we left our condo and we finally stopped to play!  Look how BIG it is!  It was seriously LEGIT and very impressive!  R loved it!

I wanted to go cruise the strip like old times...and we wanted "dessert"---so we stopped at the awful waffle of course!  ;)  I've been on a WH kick for a while and I wanted to introduce R to the chocolate chip/pecan waffle!  =)   He loved it...and I got a free WH mug out of the deal which was my fav souvy of the trip BY FAR!  :)
Happy first time Waffle House experience!  I'm sad to say I didn't go to WH until I was in college... :/  Ha!

FULL and long adventurous day, but we LOVED it!