Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Justin had a great Father's Day of church, food, grilling, and sports. I don't know if he could have asked for a better day. I think he enjoyed his day of being pampered with lots of little treats and hugs throughout. Above is a picture of Allyson and Daddy after church.

5 wonderful years

Last weekend Justin and I celebrated our 5th anniversary. It is crazy to think it has already been 5 years. We had a great night away while Justin's parents watched Ally for us while we went to a Reds game and grabbed a drink after the game. We even got to catch up with Katie and Neal at the game too. While at the game we started talking about our wedding day and the events leading up to the wedding. We decided that we would repeat our wedding weekend any day of the year. To this day our wedding weekend was one of the best weekends of our lives. Above is a picture of the drink we decided we earned by completing 5 years of marriage.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A few more beach pictures

First Trip to the Beach

We just got back from our first trip to the beach and I would call it a success. We went to Amelia Island, which is about 5 1/2 hours away. It was the perfect distance to spread out her naps and to not get too cranky in the car. Thankfully it worked. She did a pretty good job in the car both times.
The first time we went to the beach Ally loved all of the freedom she had. We went down to the beach after dinner to just walk around. We let her go on the sand and you should have seen her. She was off and loving every second of the freedom. I wish everyone could have heard her screaming and laughing. It ranks up there on one of the best moments we have had with her. I have never seen her so happy to be free and to be able to walk around with no boundaries as she does in our house. It was just awesome. The next day we went down to the pool and she was ok with the pool. As time went on she got better and better. Thankfully the pool was really warm so she became a fan quickly. We got her a little float so she could just relax and chill while we pushed her around. She did like that part a lot. Later we went down to the beach and she was a little more timid this time. We weren't sure what happened. She was still a fan of the sand and being free, but not as big a fan of the water. The water was still a little cold so I think that had something to do with it too. Well as time went on she became more and more a fan of the water. She learned to splash and kick the water which was fun for her. On the trip also she tried a few different foods too. (Isn't that what vacation is about.) She had crab cakes, fried pickles, a little bit of a blizzard, a hamburger, and oranges. And you aren't going to believe it, but she liked all of it. She would have eaten the entire kids hamburger patty from Chilies if I hadn't hid it from her. There is not question about it, she is an eater these days. I think she is growing like crazy. All and all the trip was great. We are ready to book another trip for next summer.