Well hello there! We are a little behind around here... We are getting tons of rain from this storm so it has been a nice day to cuddle up inside after about 100 days of no rain and 99 degrees. So, Ellie is in bed, brownies are in the oven, and I thought I'd catch y'all up a bit!
Well, our fall schedule has gotten going so life will be more consistent, along with blogging, hopefully! So here is our end of the summer beach trip. My Nana and Papa take us all to Ormond Beach each summer for as long as I can remember. So, Eric, me, Ellie, Kelly, and our 2 dogs headed down to FL for some good time with family and the beach.
On the road, doing whatever it took to keep Ellie happy. Eric always knows how to get a laugh out of the crew.
After 8+ hours in the car, we were all happy to get there. Especially Ellie... after someone snuck her a fudge pop... No names mentioned. We spent a few days with my dad at home before we headed off to the beach.
Ellie is 1/2 FL blood after all, and it was apparent in her love of the beach. She loved running out into the waves, topples into the water didn't bother her, and she tried to eat her fair share of sand.
This is the sunrise from our balcony. One thing that changes after a little one comes into the picture is you get to see more of these. A hidden blessing of rising early.
Nini gave Ellie her first pedi. This little girl never sits still, but she was so serious about getting her toes done that she didn't move a muscle.
Many of these trips were made. Back and forth. Fill the bucket up. Dump it out. Repeat.
Love you momma! So, I learned that cameras get foggy when they are in the AC all day then the outdoors. Sad. But I still love this picture.
Kelly begged me to do a maternity shoot, but I said just one...
Well, after a week, Kelly and Eric had to head back. But, Ellie and I got to stay for another week. That week it rained most afternoons so me, Lolly, and Ellie spent the afternoons out and about. These 2 are quite the pair... We spent afternoons at the bookstore, getting treats, hitting up a few stores, and some trips to the park.
Nana and Papa were never short on entertainment with this little one around. She was very entertaining for all of us! And she loved the time with them. Papa is quite the book reader! He was so entertaining to Ellie and even more to us.
I am so thankful that Ellie has 2 fun, loving great-grandparents! Thank you so much Nan and Pop for the wonderful time you gave us!! We loved every second of it!
We were sad that dad couldn't come to the beach with us, but we got some good time with him before we flew home. He took Ellie on lots of walks around the yard spotting lizards, feeding the iguana, Homer, and sneaking in snacks.