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Beach 2012

Thursday night Brad, Addi and I packed up and headed to Gulf Shores for the weekend.  We didn’t get to our condo until after midnight, so we went straight to bed.  Bright and early Friday, we packed up our little red wagon and went towards the beach.  We get there and Addi freaked out and wouldn’t even let me put her feet in the sand.  Needless to say, we spent all weekend at the pool.  I love hanging out at the pool, so it was fine by me!  Brad, on the other hand, loves the ocean so he was kind of disappointed – but he will do anything to keep his little girl happy!

Side note – I bought the CUTEST watermelon hat to match her swimsuit, but of course she refused to wear it!
We took a break from the pool and walked down to Sea-N-Suds for lunch – yummy!  After lunch, we attempted to take a nap…it wasn’t happening!  We went back down to the pool to spend the rest of the afternoon.  She ended up falling asleep right before we left for dinner…
Bless her little heart – she was exhausted.  We couldn’t bring ourselves to wake her up, so we just let her sleep and went to dinner later.  Since school isn’t out yet, the beach wasn’t that crowded and we only had to wait 30 minutes to eat.  We went to The Original Oyster House and there are little shops to go to while you wait.  Here are some pics before dinner…
The next morning, we repeated everything from the day before (including not taking a nap!) except our friends who live in Gulf Shores came to hang out with us.  To say Addi loved them would be an understatement.  I’ve never seen her cackle so hard – she had a blast!  We went to LuLu’s with them that night – seriously, there is nothing better than fresh seafood for dinner!

This is what she does when I ask her for a pic with me and…

This is what she does when daddy wants a pic with her!  She’s a total daddy’s girl!
This was our first family vacation with just us three and no grandparents and we had a really good time! Maybe next trip she will actually enjoy the sand/ocean.  I’m dreading going back to work in the morning – ugh.

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