We were very happy to have our friend, Charlie, come with us for part of our trip to Florida. He’s one of those workaholic types, and he rarely takes vacations. In fact, he has never been in the ocean. He turned 40 this year, so I INSISTED that he come with us. Seriously INSISTED. I tried begging, pleading, logical arguments, etc and he still wasn’t going to go. When I finally told him that he was effing going to see the ocean and I wasn’t giving up on the idea, he eventually agreed. He didn’t stay the whole time because he “couldn’t take that much time off work,” but at least we got him there for a few days.
Colin was in Florida with us last year when we went, but he was only two-months-old at the time and didn’t go in the ocean, so this was his first time, too.
These pictures were all taken the first night we were there. It was sort of an impromptu thing after dinner at my aunt’s house, so that’s why everyone is in their clothes and not bathing suits (which I think actually made it even more fun).
With Noah and Zoe
Colin playing in the sand and water
Colin loved walking down the beach, but then he didn’t want to turn around. We were constantly walking with him and then picking him up and bringing him back. My mom had the honors this night.
My cousin’s daughter, Alex, is about six weeks older than Zoe.