We were lucky enough to get to spend a few days with my mother and sister in San Destin, FL while my sister attended the Mississippi bar convention. We only went down for the last half of the week, but the kids had fun seeing the ocean and swimming.
They both LOVED the beach. We built sandcastles and frolicked in the waves. The water was kind of gross, full of algae, but they didn't seem to notice. Every time they launched themselves into the water I ended up picking green slimy strings of algae out of their hair. Yes, gross. Thank you BP for your oil spill.Such a goofy kid...I've been so pleased with the kid's swimming skills. They're both taking to water like little fish. Ella is really impressing me with actual strokes. She's really mastering freestyle. Sterling is also making huge strides, swimming unassisted for about 2 yards at a time. Sterling also accidentally started diving while we were on vacation! Yes, it's a hard life, but someones got to live it.One of the activities offered to children at the convention was a build a bear party. Ella immediately chose a panda to dress, and Sterling chose a puppy.Stuffing their animals.Sterling's finished product.Sadly, it rained while we were at the beach. It rained A LOT. For 3 days. So, we spent a lot of time just hanging around the condo. Not so much fun, but the kids found plenty of ways to entertain themselves.Enjoying some giggles...Just my handsome beach bum...The following are just a bunch of pictures I took on our last day at the beach. They're unedited, but I figured the grandparents would all be anxious to see them. Warning: there are a lot! Enjoy.