Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordful Wednesday-Swim and Sun



Wordful Wednesday is for those of us who like to showcase a photo(s) but that just can't seem keep our mouths shut about it(them). If you'd like to play along, post a photo on your blog, and let the words roll. 7 Clown Circus is hosting us today. Thanks for playing along! Today's theme is about taking a trip.


We decided to split the drive into two days so we wouldn't spend the entire first day of our vacation driving. We left on Friday night and when Jeff got tired of driving we stopped at a motel.

Here are the girls all sleeping together. I showcase this photo because Jeff loved it.


Once we arrived at our condo on Saturday, we crashed. But that very next day we went down to the beach, and every day after. We would chill for a little while then spend the morning at the beach. Go have lunch and rest time, then head back down. After dinner we'd go back again.

Here is Jeff taking the little ones out to the ocean.


This was one of the rare occasions when Asa wasn't glued to me. He did not do anything on the beach without a parent right beside him.


Our favorite restaurant was Lambert's. They threw your rolls to your table. Here is Jeff catching one. But that wasn't all. They brought so much food to your table, before your meal even arrived, that you couldn't even eat your meal: fried okra, potatoes and onions, mac and tomatoes, etc. Not only that but they spent the meal playing jokes on you. Kati had fake mustard squirted on her and fake tea spilt on her. I had a fake plate of food spilled on me. The people there really seemed to like their job, except the lady who was giving out black eyed peas...she must have wanted to give out balloons or something.


After the first few days of taking baths three times a day to wash the sand off we realized that it was more convenient to let them swim in the pool after dinner. Then no baths. So every night until bed time we swam at the pool.


Now pretty much the ONLY thing we did for our entire vacation is swim. However we did get four free tickets per day to a Family Fun spot. So the little ones rode some rides. I know it doesn't look like they are enjoying themselves much, but trust me, THEY ARE! They loved it! As soon as we went there (twice) Asa would start asking to ride rides.


Kati and Kori rode the go carts. Evidently they veered off course. The lady who worked the tracks, who had to be asked to actually do her job instead of text her boyfriend, did not like that and yelled at them.



This was pre-yelling. Okay, maybe yell is too harsh a word. But when some random teenager who hates her job and wont get off the phone for two seconds so your kids can ride go carts gets onto your kids for trying to have fun when no one gave them instructions in the first place you tend to over react.



Everyone's favorites were the bumper boats. I didn't ride the first day and I shouldn't have ridden the last day. BECAUSE I'm six months pregnant and these things are not made for pregnant women to be getting in and out of. But the HUMIDITY was like 229% so I thought getting cooled off in there would be great. We were ALL soaked.


The little ones loved it too...again, you can't tell, but trust me.


Here is the souvenir shop. We drove past this shark every day and the kids REALLY wanted to buy souvenirs here. So I took a picture. Millicent was a little scared...but supposedly they are all making fake faces. I'm not so sure.


And other than eating out a LOT, that was pretty much all we did. IT WAS GREAT.

Plus I read the first three books of Twilight. What more could a girl ask for? A week to sit by the ocean, in the sun, and read the best books on the planet, while her children played nearby and her husband read some boring book called the Fountainhead.

59 comments:

Brimful Curiosities said...

Looks like a great time!!

Tara H. said...

sounds like you guys had a great vacation. That is so cool. everyone looks so happy!
Good for you all. You deserve it!

Tara

Jeff Johnson said...

Yes...I dare not compare a lout like Ayn Rand with the genius who wrote Twilight.

The photos make me want to go back. Right. Now.

Date Girl said...

Looks like a lot of fun. And don't you just love the Twilight books? I read them all last spring/summer and couldn't wait for Breaking Dawn. It's a good one, but the third is still my favorite.

Stephanie Faris said...

Looks like you had fun. We did the 2-day driving split thing and I definitely liked it better. Now whenever I plan a vacation involving a long drive, I like to plan for one night in a town halfway there so it doesn't seem like as much.

BrambleRose said...

you torture your children with rides? omg! lol

stephanie, and don't forget, the hotel is half the fun of the "cation"!

pool swimming after beach - why didn't I think of that????? Rest assured, I will remember it from now on, how brilliant!

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

I miss living near the gulf coast. You brought back great memories of trips there. Glad you had such a nice vacation.

Trudy said...

Wonderful Michelle! You've captured your vacation so beautifully here...great pictures!

jennifer said...

Great post! I'm glad you had a good time in South Alabama!

I live 40 minutes from Gulf Shores. There is a scrapbooking store in Foley called Gigis that I went to today (I'm finally going to do a layout of our Mardi Gras pictures).

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Congrats on being SITS FB Yaay!!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That looks like a ton of fun!
Congrats on your SITS feature.

Lisa Petrarca said...

CONGRATS on your SITS day! If you need a lil' inspiration stop by and read my "It's Only a Season" post.

Love your blog!

Kathy said...

Happy SITS day! OCongratulations on your newest blessing! hope you're feeling well....

I love all the same things you do :) Does that mean we should be friends?

love lives in the kitchen said...

hi! compliments for being the featured blog! i guess you had a great time!
wish you a lovely day!
justyna

Yaya said...

Congrats on your sits day!

bluecottonmemory said...

Congrats on your day in the spotlight!

GreedyGirl said...

Hi www.greedygirlsguide.com checking in from SITS

Great Pics looks like you guys had a great time

Meg said...

Love your blog! Your kids are just gorgeous . . . and from this distance not too noisy LOL

Your vacation sounds lovely - down this end of the world we are in the middle of a spring cold snap complete with snow . . . a warm day at the beach sounds heavenly!!

Jennifer said...

Happy SITS Day! I really love the look of your blog.

Queenie Jeannie said...

That sounds like my kind of vacation!!!

Nicolasa said...

Happy SITS Day! Your kids are so cute!

Christina Lee said...

Fabulous- happy SITS day!!! Read the Hunger Games series next- LOVE THEM too and Stephanie gives a review on the first book in the series!

Beth said...

Have a great day in the SITS spotlight!

Kirsten said...

Congrats on being a featured SITStah. Looks like you had a great time on your vacation. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Eva Gallant said...

Hi Michelle! Your kids are adorable!

Just stopping by from SITS; congrats on being the FB!

Sara E said...

Lamberts??? There's more than one Lamberts in the world??? I thought the only Lamberts, Home of the Throwed Rolls, was in Missouri (south of St Louis). I used to live in STL, but I've never been - even though I'd love to. I think it would be fun. They've even been featured on the Travel Channel for one of their "best of... some type of top 10 restaurant list".

anyway... it looks like a fun family time with the rides and bumper boats too

happy SITS day!

Momma-of-5 said...

Happy SITS day! Love the vacation recap, but love the picture of the random man even more! =)

I thought I was a little crazy having 5. You've definitely out-done me! =) You're my hero!

Rhonda said...

Happy feature day!!! I hope it's awesome!

Jen said...

Happy SITS day Michelle!! So excited for you! Hope you enjoy your day!!

Love all the pictures of your family in this post!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Happy sits day! It's so nice to meet your wonderful family :)

Dorkys Ramos said...

Congrats on being featured! And I've just finished hosting a blog book club for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It was really good!

Shanna said...

Beautiful beautiful kids! How do you pronounce your son's name? Congratz on being featured over at SitS today!!

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Happy SITS Day! Beautiful Family...

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

congrats on being the FB!!! You have an adorable family and it looks like you had a great time on your vacation! I love to read also and LOVED the Twilight books!!

Elizabeth said...

Happy SITS Day! What a great family time.
Your blog design is really cute.

Margaret said...

It looks like lots of fun. I bet all of the kids really enjoyed it.

Happy SITS Day.

Mesina said...

Congrats on your SITS day!!

What a great blog, and your kids are so lovely! One on the way too? Respect!x

Traci said...

Hi Michelle! I'm here from SITS- didn't see a place to leave a comment on your Sept. 24 post- so I'm leaving it here- we've got a lot in common. I also love kids, love scrapbooking, rarely have time to actually scrapbook, and love writing. Feel free to visit me! Look forward to more posts!

Traci said...

Hi Michelle! I'm here from SITS- didn't see a place to leave a comment on your Sept. 24 post- so I'm leaving it here- we've got a lot in common. I also love kids, love scrapbooking, rarely have time to actually scrapbook, and love writing. Feel free to visit me! Look forward to more posts!

Sheri Carpetenter said...

Happy SITS day. Looks like you guys had a great time. Love your blog. Glad I came by.
Sheri
http://sherisstory.blogspot.com

Erin Bassett said...

Happy SITS day!!! You have such cute children.

Blessings from another scrapbooker!

mommaof4wife2r said...

happy FB day at SITS!!! i have 4 girlies, 14, 6, 4 and 20 months...and that little dude of yours is too cute! he could def marry my sofia! love the fam here...enjoy your day!

The Sideshow Scrapbook said...

Well done for being featured on SITS....great, funny and interesting blog...love all the photo's....looks like you have a wonderful family :)

Laura dropping in from SITS
xxx

www.sidestreetstyle.com

Jingle said...

It's wonderful to get to know you a bit! I am a scrapbooker, but I do it a LOT! LOL! Congrats on your SITS feature today!

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Hey Happy SITS Day! Congrats on being the featured blogger. Looks like you have quite a fun life with all those precious little ones. Thanks for sharing your life and family with us.

Anna

Vodka Logic said...

Congrats on your SITS day... the vacation looked great and good luck on child number 6
xx

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Looks like a fantastic trip! I love the photo of the girls all cuddled up in bed together. Happy SITS day, it's always fun to find people I have lots of interests in common with :)

Twincerely,Olga said...

Wow! Looks like you all had a great time!!I will be back to answer questions after my twins go down!! I love your blog!I am a Mom of 5 with a 21 year age gap between my 3rd and the twins!!

Erin said...

Your family is too freakin cute! Loving your blog today! SITS has yet to let me now with their featured bloggers!

Michelle said...

Great pictures! Happy Sits day to ya!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Oh - what a cool time! Great pics and stories! Happy SITS day!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Happy sits day!

Terra H. said...

Hello! Stopping by from SITS. Looks like a great time was had by all on the vacation. You have a beautiful family. I have a handful of children as well (3 of my own and 3 step-children). Kids are wonderful.

Mommy Bear said...

Great pictures! Your trip looks like it was so much fun. Lambert's sounds like my kind of place!

Alexis! said...

Is that Myrtle Beach? That shark head looks like the same one my family passes constantly when we go on vacation there :)

Brenda Jean said...

What a great vacation! I love the beach pictures:) We need one of these vacations!

eally said...

Oh my goodness!! When do you go to Gulf Shores?? That's 45 minutes from me! We eat at Lambert's a couple times a year for special occasions. Darn! I could have come and seen you. :-(
Looks like ya'll had a wonderful time! That's a nice place to vacation.

Bethany said...

That looks like an awesome, fun trip! I miss summer....and yes, I know it *just* left!

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Visiting from SITS & congrats on your day! Our family luvs the beach!

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