Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Christmas in Destin

The day after Christmas we flew to Destin, FL to have Christmas with Shane's family. Travis and JJ moved to Destin last fall and have remodeled a beautiful house that's just minutes from the beach, what a fun place to live! Carson and Avery were so excited to see their cousin Barrett, he's getting so big!!
JJ is about 6 weeks behind me and is having a baby exciting!!
I haven't been very good about taking belly shots this pregnancy, so here is me and baby boy at 31 weeks.
Travis, Shane and Carson
The kids didn't waste anytime jumping right in and playing with Barrett's toys, and of course the dog kennel!

Percy is such a sweet, tolerant dog. He just sat there and let Avery decorate him, it was so cute!

The kids got to open up more presents! They were so excited! Everyone loved this fun car Carson got from great-grandma and great-grandpa. 

Here is Avery in her new Tinker Bell dress playing with her babies she got for her doll house.

Carson and Avery have the BEST great-grandma and great-grandpa!

They are so interactive and involved with the kids!

So sweet!
JJ had a lot of fun activities planned for us while we were there. Thursday we headed to story time at the library,

Then got to play at a fun park that overlooked the bay.
Thursday night we went down to the Harbor Walk area to walk around all the cute shops and eat dinner.

Uncle Travis gives the best piggy back rides!
Friday morning we went to the "Gulfariam" They had dolphins, sea lions, sharks, fish, crocodiles, and tons of other sea animals. The kids loved it!
Looking at the sharks

DD with all of her grandkids!
We watched the sea lion show,
and the dolphin show, it was so neat!
Friday afternoon I got a belated Christmas gift...a fever, which turned out to be the flu. It was awful. I spent the rest of the trip in bed, I was so sad to miss out on all the fun. I have the best husband though, and he has the best family, they were so sweet to me and took over completely with the kids! They were all amazing! 

Saturday, they all went down to the beach.
The kids loved looking at the waves and running in the sand. I can't wait to go back during the summer so we can really enjoy the beach!
Love these three so much!!
Destin is so beautiful, and we can't wait to go back!

Christmas Day

Christmas day was so fun this year! The kids were so excited and, as usual, woke up very early to see what Santa brought!
Carson spotted his "kentar" right when he got downstairs.
And tore right in.
Mimi and Papa came over to watch the kids open their presents
Avery didn't waste any time digging in to her gifts either.

Opening up their stockings

Carson sang us a few songs
And loved playing with his new train table

He even got to video tape for a few minutes.
Helping daddy open up some of his presents
Not sure who is more excited about the new t-ball set,

Avery loves her new doll house.

After we opened up presents from Santa, we headed over to MiMi and Papa's house for lunch and some more present opening.

Everyone enjoyed Carson's new bike from MiMi and Papa.
They both passed out on the way home.
We got a very special present this Christmas....SNOW!!
This is Carson and Avery's 2nd white Christmas which is just crazy for Texas!
We bundled up the kids and headed out into the snow to play for a little while before it got dark.

They had so much fun!
Attempting to build a snowman with daddy
Merry Christmas!!