Splash | the last of the Florida pool days

We so enjoyed our rental on Anna Maria. We were directly across the street from the beach, but we actually spent the majority of time in the pool area. We all fell in love with the large wading area, which was extremely kid-friendly.

   Like father, like son: Sunscreen application edition.
   Daddy is pretty much his hero.

 We have developed a love/hate relationship with the puddle jumpers.
Great for Luc... a total crutch for Brynn.

Love this sweet girl.


He's "guk"... aka stuck. 

Upside down goggles are all the rage, apparently. I am so uncool.

Can't even handle that dimple! 

{shot with iPhone and Lifeproof Nuud}

  So happy to have his "Bamba" -- happy and healthy. Bamba = Lucas' word for Grammy

Pool time can wear a boy out. 

I think it's safe to say that we miss the autumn in Indiana- the colors and the ambiance -
... but October in Florida is tough to beat.


Anna Maria Island | Seashells by the Seashore

New blog, new material. While I have enjoyed blogging over at ourbabyberry.com over the past five years, we decided that it was time for a fresh start. This blog will relate more to our aging family, and it will highlight mostly photography and special recipes for family-friendly dinners for our picky eaters (recipe post coming very soon...). We hope that you enjoy all of the experiences that we share with you on this blog.

As far as this post goes, we had such a blast in Anna Maria Island this past week... We enjoyed the food, the beautiful atmosphere, and of course, the beach and pool at our temporary beach house. Mostly, our babes enjoyed sharing it all with Grammy and PawPaw. I will have to split up the many photos into a few separate posts, but I wanted to start out this series with our morning walks on the beach. Grammy and PawPaw really wanted to bait the beach for Brynn and Lucas, and we were so excited to see all of the magic that came with the experience...

Lucas learned to throw "gagocks" (aka rocks) into the waves, which took up much of his time.

We can't wait for our next trip to Anna Maria.