July 12-19th Pyles' Family Beach Trip to Anna Maria Island. After 7 hours, we arrived!
Every night Jack and Maggie had Lucky Charms.
This little one is still terrified/hates the dry sand under her feet. However, she loves playing with the sand on her towel.
First meal at Rod and Reel.
I love my mini me!
It was nice to have some time just the four of us. I will say, vacations aren't what they used to be. It takes a lot of work to load up and get all four of us to the beach, set up the tent and chairs...all of this while Maggie is constantly asking to go in the ocean. (It makes me appreciate our trips to Ponte Vedra:)
Katie on her towel again.
...loved the water.
The girls would eat their lunch on the beach everyday...
...while we ate Poppo's everyday.
my little beach pumpkin
We buried daddy in the sand.
(not pictured, I buried Mags too)
A plus to vacationing on Anna Maria Island...
...our dear friends SJ and Tim live nearby in Bradenton with their one year old, Campbell.
Katie wasn't into pictures that evening.
We never used the table to eat at, but we did use it to play some games.
We walked to the ice cream parlor, DIPS, a few times. The best Birthday Cake ice cream I've ever had.
Every morning, except Monday (because they are closed on Mondays), we had the Donut Shoppe. It was directly below us and Jack brought it upstairs for us to eat on the porch.
Brent and Nancy joined us on Wednesday.
This was my beach buddy.
Thanks to B&N, we were able to grab dinner in Sarasota at Columbia with SJ and Tim.
Again, donuts for breakfast.
Maggie "loving" on her sister...trying to comfort her as she faces her fear of standing in the sand.
Brent and Mags
The water is beautiful!
love this guy!
Katie finally got used to the wet sand and sat in this little "pool".
The four of us.
Snacking on the beach.
back to her towel.
Last night, we took B&N took Rod and Reel. I love this picture from Jack and Katie walking down the pier.