Sunday, July 1, 2018

June 2018

I’m so sad that June is over because it means one month of summer is already gone! Everything g in summer is so much sweeter. This June was a blast! The girls and I were at the beach for two solid weeks and forrest was able to come back and forth on weekends. It was a fabulous way to relax and unwind. Charlotte absolutely adores the beach. Now that we are home she will say she misses it and cry. It’s adorable. 


Happy beach face!!! 

The first weekend we were there, forrest did an over night fishing trip and had such success! We will be eating fish for months and I’m so happy about it. 


While he was on the boat, my sister spent the weekend with us as did the urbinas.  Charlotte was so sad when they all left. She said “we have no friends! Who is going to play with us?!” (I guess I am not as fun?!) 


When we are at the beach with my mom we are lazy and slow. It’s nice! We stay in and eat in the condo, don’t stress about being on the beach every second, and just decompress. Since Frances with with us this year his was such a nice pace to adopt! 
Forrest came back on Tuesday evening so he could attend the gulf coast dental conference. Charlotte and I attended the events with him and Mom stayed in with Frances. We got to see lots of friends and have lots of fun! 


Pool party at the conference hotel


Dinner at the gulf afterwards. I want to remember that while we were there, a mom handed Charlotte a shovel that her baby had been playing with. The baby started to cry and Charlotte handed it back but the mom said that they were leaving. The baby continued to cry as they left and it upset Charlotte so badly. She cried too and said she wanted the baby to have the shovel. She has the sweetest little heart. I hope she is always this caring. 




The next night all of us went to the wharf for dinner. Yummy yummy! Frances was such a good girl and loved taking in the sights. Forrest and Charlotte were also successful at getting me on the Ferris wheel! 


A quick pause to see if you noticed that Charlotte and Frances matched that night. Matching them has been such fun for me as silly as it sounds. It’s just a sweet little thing I get to do for them while they are little so I’m going to cherish it while it lasts. 


The next night we went to the young dentists reception and got to visit with Paige and Susan (or Paige-n and Susan as Charlotte called them). Charlotte also got to meet the interim dean of the dental school. 

Before the party, aunt Paula and Uncle Tom and Uncle toms brother and sister in law came by for dinner. They brought Charlotte a snow cone maker which pretty much delighted her socks off. I think she ate one every day, sometimes two! They are always so sweet to make the effort and take the time to see us whenever we are nearby. 




The next night we went to the presidents banquet. There was a band so naturally Charlotte thought it was a wedding and wanted to dance!!




The next day daddy had to leave so we had a little fun before he hit the road. We tried out playa, a new restaurant and also the yard milkshake shop. 


The shake was fabulous but the place was kind of grungy. I don’t think we will be going back. 



Don’t think we forgot about baby sister on this trip! She learned to laugh and almost mastered rolling back to front! It was a big time for her too! 

There was a tidal pool in front of our condo which was perfect for Charlotte. She could play without worrying about waves (ok she doesn’t worry about them, I do). She loved playing and hunting for shells in an ocean that was just her size. I thought her floating was pretty hilarious. 





Frances’ first time on the beach! She didn’t seemed keyed up about it one way or the other. I hope she will be a beach loving gal like her mom and sister by next year!





While sister was napping, Charlotte got to go on lots of adventures with daddy! Here they are at OWA amusement park (or music park to charlotte) and the arcade! 




My brother and sister in law came the second weekend and all of us went to dinner at salt, a restaurant that replaced our favorite cafe grazie. Afterwards we went to the flora bama for a little dancing and grown up fun! 


The next day we headed home and none of us were thrilled, although we were looking forward to our own beds and the familiarity of our routine. Plus, the next day we got to celebrate daddy and papa b on Father’s Day!


Other fun things this month included:
Charlotte going back to school and Frances first visit to daddy’s office...


Play date with rachel and baby becca 



Dinner at highlands with friends and a trip in a limo for mommy and daddy!



Burger night at the club with the girls 


Smith and bailey 5 year celebration luau



Play date with Harper! 



And a mommy and Charlotte date to see Peter Pan with lily and her mommy. Charlotte had a ball! She danced in the aisle nearly the whole show and was thrilled to meet the characters afterwards. Peter Pan gave her some pixie dust and he had to make sure it wasn’t real—she didn’t want to fly! Precious! 




See what fun?! Here’s hoping July is just as exciting! We only get 18 summers with these sweet babies and I hope they are all jam packed with fun and adventure! 


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