Saturday, July 27, 2013

Destin 2013: Day 5

Day 5 may have been my favorite day of vacation.  It was the perfect beach day!  We had heard about a nearby beach that is less crowded than the beaches in Sandestin, so we decided to check it out.  It was so nice!

This boy was so stinkin' cute at the beach!  He never stopped smiling.  :)
 I've been told that your beach experience is completely dependent on having the right gear.  If you are prepared it is awesome, but if not you may be miserable.  Our kind friends from church let us borrow their pavilion, their beach chairs, and their boogie boards.  We were so grateful for their generosity!

 I bought the brightest rash guards that I could find for C & D - neon orange.  I wanted to be able to spot them from a mile away.  ;)
 Clayton found a big crab - it made his day.
 There was a really sweet lady that was sitting in a beach chair next to us.  She made a point of coming up to me and telling me that watching our kids play was the highlight of her day.  She said that her kids are teenagers now, and she misses them being little.  She had the sweetest look in her eyes.  It was a good reminder to me to soak in every minute of their childhood.  :)

 Wade and Clayton tossed the frisbee around.  C caught it spinning on one finger.

 The highlight of the day was holding my little punkin while he slept under the canopy.  The beautiful scenery, watching my kids have the time of their life playing with their Daddy, snuggling a sleeping babe - life just doesn't get any better in my book.  :)
 C found a friend wherever we went - no surprise there.  I'm so glad that he is such a friendly kid.  :)
He met Jordan from Georgia at the beach and they had a great time with her metal detector.  I so wish that we would have brought Clayton's as well.  Next time...  They just happened to find a ton of change right behind her parents beach chairs.  What are the odds???  ;)
We topped the day off with fireworks over the bay right outside of our condo.  Such a fun night!