Mother’s Day continued

After my fun morning on Mother’s Day we hopped in the car to drive down to Montgomery and celebrate Lou Lou!

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We had a nice lunch at the country club and then got to enjoy he afternoon swimming in Lou Lou and Granddaddy’s pool! The best!

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Like I said, it was a great Mother’s Day weekend! I love my crew!

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See you tomorrow!

Mother’s Day!

Aren’t we so lucky to have so many wonderful mothers in our lives!

The kids get to have adventures with Susan…

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Learn about the finer things in life from Lou Lou…

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Get extra loving from SuSu…

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And just have the most fun with GJ!

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I guess you could say they’re lucky to have me too but I think I’m the lucky one!  :)

I get to hang with this awesome kid…

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this sweet boy…

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and this pretty princess…

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It doesn’t get any better than that! Happy Mother’s Day!

Visitors!

We had our favorite visitors around last weekend – GJ and Daddo!

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They even got to go see a Cardinals game…

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and a Firebombs game!

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We love it when they’re in town! Come back soon GJ and Daddo…or, better yet, we’ll go to you!

On to AL!

After a fun stay in Naples, we said bye bye to Daddo and GJ…

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and boarded a very small plane to fly from Tampa to Pensacola. It wasn’t the most fun flight but we sure were glad to see this guy on the other end!

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Then we were super excited to see this double rainbow once we got to the condo in Orange Beach!

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We then got to spend 2.5 more days playing on the soft white sand beaches of Alabama! The weather could not have been more perfect and the kids could not have had more fun. We hadn’t been to OB in 3 years! Pics from that trip here and here. So, this was Samantha’s first trip and the first year that everyone could really enjoy the beach!

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It was a fun and full day on the beach! That night we took three totally worn out kids out to dinner…

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and then it was back to the beach the next day! See you tomorrow!

Naples!

We had a great spring break and even managed to hit up two different beaches! Pretty nice! The trip started with me taking the 3 kids down to Naples. We were all packed and ready to head to the airport…

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but when we pulled into the airport, we realized we forgot the car seat for the plane!!! It is ESSENTIAL to keeping Baby wrangled on the flight and we needed it once we landed in Florida. I went on in with the kids while Robert raced home…

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He got back to the airport just in time for us to get through security and RUUUUN to the gate in order to board with our A boarding group. Phew! We got settled in our seats – with the help of a flight attendant – and were ready to blast off! Right before take off though a different flight attendant told us we had to move because you cannot have a car seat in the row in front of an exit row. Aaaaargh. Thankfully the entire row in front of us agreed to switch. But, there was no one for Maxwell to switch with so he ended up sitting two rows behind us. My trooper did great though and handled it with no problem!

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After the flight and the drive from Tampa, we were all glad to finally be in Naples that afternoon…

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The kids really wanted to go swimming. They tested out GJ’s pool but….BRRRRR!

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So, we just suited up and headed to the Beach Club for an afternoon swim! (I have no idea why Spence is making this face bc he was very happy!)

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It was the best way to end a long day and there were plenty of pool tricks by Baby, Spencer, Maxwell and then even by all three together!

More Naples tomorrow…

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See you then!