Birthday Weekend at the Beach

This was Lea exactly a year ago today...

My how time flies! We have decided to make it a tradition to spend a weekend at the beach for my birthday each year. We went back to this same exact place this past weekend, but Lea was quite different than the crawling baby above. She was still head strong and curious, but this time she was all about the water! (Unfortunatley, I didn't get any video. It was very windy and I didn't want to risk getting sand or water in our cameras.) Lea ran straight to the water once we hit the beach. She got her feet wet and then the rest is history. She immediatley got in the water up to her thighs. And since it was so windy, the waves were pretty rough. That didn't stop Lea, though! A wave would crash onto her, knock her down and get her face all wet... but did she cry and run away? Heck no! My baby girl laughed and got back up to do it again. :)

Our beautiful view from the balcony.

We had a great weekend trip to the beach for my birthday. We had amazing seafood (softshell crab sandwiches and shrimp & crab crepes to be exact), we took it easy on the beach and in the pool, we visited the aquarium and even got a tiny bit of shopping in. I like this new tradition!

Playing with daddy on our way there.
Baby carrots. Her new snack of choice!

Afternoon naps on the balcony.

All dressed up and ready to go!

BIG alligator at the aquarium.
Two of my favorite people!

On the river walk downtown.

Happy Birthday, Mommy!


  1. Looks like a perfect trip! Love that family photo - so cute!

  2. That looks so fun! I have to say, you look absolutely gorgeous. Summer looks good on you Jess!


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