Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ft. Myers 2013

Trying to get back into the groove of every day life after an amazing trip is no easy task!  But, we are slowly getting there.  Unpacked, clothes washed, and beach pictures ordered.  If I didn't do it the second we got home, it would never get done.

Willsy of course, is my water baby through and through.  He loves the beach, pool and fishing with daddy.  He also wanted to save every piece of marine life he saw.  Sand crabs, Hermit crabs, Star fish, Sand Dollars and the little shiners daddy would use as bait.  He would pick it up and put it back in the ocean.  Because it needed the water.  Totally melted my heart.  The only fish that was eaten, was a sea trout.  The boys catch and release everything.  I asked Willsy if he was going to become a marine biologist and he told me he still wants to be a paleontologist, so he can dig up dino bones.

*One of many star fishes saved by willsy, love that smile, and the only catch that was eaten
*Mommy and Willsy having some time together on the beach, making silly faces
*Another star fish saved, making peace with the trout, and getting close

Baby boy Eli was not as fond of the beach/water.  He loved it the first day, then quickly changed his mind.  If you went in the ocean, he wanted to be held.  If you let him go on the beach, he would run everywhere!  Needless to say, when he was on the beach, we were always on the move.  He did like the pool but would go from the pool to dipping his feet into the hot tub.  At one point, I put him in his stroller and just walked around the pool because, he was just so hard to handle.  Hoping next year he will enjoy it a little more, and make my life a little easier.

*last night on the sand, tuckered out with thomas, always checking something out on the beach
*selfies with mommy, baby boy is getting some serious teeth lately, love him
*touching the sand for the first time, literally fell asleep at the lunch table, loving the ocean on day 1

*Daddy and Willsy making a trail of sand castles, digging a giant hole because that's what you do, one of many fishes they caught together, matching shorts and my boys

All the pictures from this vacation were taken with my iphone because someone stole our camera one morning when Lew was fishing on the beach.  We were totally shocked!  It had two days worth of pictures on it that hadn't been downloaded!

Tell next year, Ft. Myers!


Lindsay said...

ohh totally heart broken someone stole your camera!! Glad you took so many w/ your phone though! Sounds like it was a good trip! (minus the camera and the baby chasing ;-))

amanda said...

oh what i would give for a beach trip right now!! looks like a perfectly wonderful time!!

(minus the camera thief - boo hiss!)

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful photos! Your boys are so cute!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Looks like such a great, relaxing trip. Our girls are hit or miss with the beach and water. But, none of them swim.

Super bummer about the camera. I can't believe that. Thieves. I don't get it.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's horrid that someone stole your camera! I'm glad you managed to have a good time, even though your littlest was a little tricky at times.

Natalie said...

Awww so sad about your! So glad you had a great time though and were able to take photos with your phone.