One of the arbitrary deadlines that I kept thinking about for getting out of the hospital was our beach trip in August. It was like this carrot dangling ahead of us that I could almost taste and was afraid we might not ever get. Well, it was all we'd imagined and more. Clara loves the beach as much as her mama and Sweet Mama. Here are some images of our week together.
The beach is for sleeping...
|Passed out on Aunt Trina's shoulder is allllllllll right.|
|Clara's first steps in the ocean|
|She loved the water!|
|Crystal, one of our PICU nurses, came and hung out with us one morning. So fun!|
And reading trashy novels...
Or playing in the sand...
|Cousin Caroline and Aunt Jennifer like to play in the sand, too!|
|Caroline is a serious beach kid|
All while rockin' out some beach hair:
|Is there hope?|
|Might she have curls?!|
It's time for family...
|With Uncle Trey and Cousin Caroline. Love the matching outfits this week!|
|These cousins aren't too sure about each other...|
|(Pretty hard to get a decent photo with two babies. And that big one is a moving target!)|
|Lovin' on Sweet Mama and Big Daddy|
|And digging the rice cereal bottle from Daddy|
And good friends...
|Sarah gets a little snuggle time|
|And next year there will be one more in this crowd! Congrats to Kathryn and Mike on Baby Maltarich, coming in February! We can't wait!!|
And time to just relax...
|checking out my awesome flip flops!|
All good things worth remembering so fondly...