My Beach PTR :)

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StateChick's picture
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My Beach PTR :)

Okay, here are a thousand pictures!! Smile

First, this tent was a lifesaver. Wade slept a lot on the beach in it, and he also played in it some while he was awake:

DH took the girls for lots of evening walks while I helped my mom and sister cook. It was great to get them out of our hair for a few minutes.

The second picture is my dad and Ella. He was digging sand fiddlers for fishing bait...seriously, one of my most vivid childhood memories is helping helping him. Ella loved the bugs, Cadence hated them (see pic below of her on dh's back).

Attempt 1 at a pic of all three of them smiling...didn't get it, but LOVE this one of Wade that was a bit later.

The girls really loved the water. Ella was fearless!

She saw a "bug" (sand flea). :rolleyes:

All the kids were SO tired when we got back from the beach every day. I would take their clothes downstairs and dh would bathe them, I would dress them, quick lunch, and then AT LEAST a 2 hr nap.

Second pic here, girls on the front porch. They slept together on a twin air mattress on the floor during the week and played really smart for the most part.

Here's my boob shot. Wink And they are seriously under control and minimized in this picture!!! Ella is in my lap, where she felt like she needed to be about 75% of the time during the week. When she WASN'T in my lap, she was crying about 75% of THAT time. I did not go into the week prepared to wean her from the bottle/Neocate, but my dh convinced me I should do it when I had lots of moral support around. He was probably right, because I would never have been strong enough on my own. It was quite the ordeal.

Ella in my lap again...this time out on the boat. DH stayed at home with Wade.

After the beach

Enjoying the front deck some more. Covered up with a blanket...not sure where she learned that from. :wink:

My brothers and sisters were also on the trip, but Naaman is the only other grandchild so far. They had a BLAST playing together. He's a cutie.

At the playground.


I went out to take some pictures of my sister and her family one night and figured out how to capture silohuette (sp?) images...dh and the girls were out there with us, so I tried to get some of my girls too!

And just before we came home yesterday, went back out to the sound for some final snaps.

Thanks for looking!

luangwa's picture
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OhMy!!! LOVE the Wades pouty look in the last family pic!!!!

Love the matching girls outfits. Makes me want another girl Sad

Love that they were always in beach themed clothes, you really are my clothing soulmate. LOL

LOVE the silhouettes!!!! Or however the heck you spell it. Wink

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Those are fantastic pictures! You make me want to hit the beach. I love the one of the kids on the couch, and the silhouettes, and the boardwalk...and Ella on the boat - everything is flying including her tongue, lol!

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adorbs! love them all!

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LOVE THE PICS CANDACE!!!! your family is sooo beautiful....i love the one of the girls walking down the dock in the matching outfits.....way too cute!!!!

and thanks for educating me today....i never knew those things were 'sand fiddlers'...tell cadence that i don't like them either...they're creepy Smile

glad you had a good trip....but still sad that you guys didn't go to HHI instead Wink

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LOVE LOVE LOVE Them all!!! Though I don't think it was 1000. Smile

Looks like everyone had a great time!

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These pics are WONDERFUL!!! Omg you have the cutest family ever! I could look at your pics all day, lol so feel free to post the other 978 Smile

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Great pics - your kids are all so adorable!

Jumarse's picture
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OMG those were the best pictures!!!!!!!! What an awesome time!!!!! It looks like the girls had so much fun, what a blast they must have had! And awww, Wade is just too cute! Love the sillouhete (whatever!) pics and the matching outfits are soooo sweet! Glad you have people around you for the wean, so is she off it completely now?

TFS, what a great vaca!

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Candace, I love these pics! What beautiful memories!

Your girls are seriously gorgeous and Wade is flipping adorable. The pic of him smiling in the sand is precious. :love1:

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wow.........those pics were all sooooooooooo gorgeous!!!!!!! candace.......you are soooooo beautiful, and your family is just amazing!!!!!!!! i LOVE the pic of wade in the sand smiling, and the pic of the girls holding hands coming down the dock......what a great , great, vacation........thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Great pictures! Looks like you had an awesome trip!! Thanks for sharing.

HalcyonMama's picture
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What does PTR mean? Kept meaning to ask.

What lovely pics! All of you look great and look to have had a most wonderful time. TFS!

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LOVE the pics Candace!!!!!! You really do have some adorable kids!! I really like that one of the girls in the matching outfits, and Wade smiling in the sand! TFS!

"HalcyonMama" wrote:

What does PTR mean? Kept meaning to ask.

Peggy enlightened us...it means post trip report. Smile

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OMG I'm in love with your adorable family, I love all the pictures, you've really captured some special moments, :biglove:

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OMG Candace, what awesome pictures!!!! Biggrin
Loved all of them! Cute, cute, cute!!!

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"luangwa" wrote:

OhMy!!! LOVE the Wades pouty look in the last family pic!!!!

Love the matching girls outfits. Makes me want another girl Sad

Love that they were always in beach themed clothes, you really are my clothing soulmate. LOL

LOVE the silhouettes!!!! Or however the heck you spell it. Wink

First bolded = Peaches n Cream!
Second bolded = duh ... but was so mad when I got home and realized I forgot to put Wade in two of the little beach outfits I had for him. :doh:

"shefrn1" wrote:

LOVE THE PICS CANDACE!!!! your family is sooo beautiful....i love the one of the girls walking down the dock in the matching outfits.....way too cute!!!!

and thanks for educating me today....i never knew those things were 'sand fiddlers'...tell cadence that i don't like them either...they're creepy Smile

glad you had a good trip....but still sad that you guys didn't go to HHI instead Wink

Okay, so the bugs - we always referred to them interchangeably as sand fleas and sand fiddlers. I just googled them and turns out that we aren't the only ones who refer to them that way, but they are actually neither...haha...they're mole crabs. I don't like the word mole or crabs. I will contiue to refer to them as sand fleas or fiddlers. So there!

Oh, and HH was supposed to be with the other side of the family...maybe one day!

"Jumarse" wrote:

OMG those were the best pictures!!!!!!!! What an awesome time!!!!! It looks like the girls had so much fun, what a blast they must have had! And awww, Wade is just too cute! Love the sillouhete (whatever!) pics and the matching outfits are soooo sweet! Glad you have people around you for the wean, so is she off it completely now?

TFS, what a great vaca!

Julie, yes, cold turkey off of the bottle and Neocate at the same time. Sad
She is eating a LOT more, but I honestly believe she may have lost up to a pound over the past week and a half. It is kind of scary because the Neocate was her lifeline for so long and I always felt like AT LEAST she has the Neocate, even if she eats nothing else. There is nothing else she has ever eaten or drank as consistently and she won't drink milk. We'll see how it goes...

"HalcyonMama" wrote:

What does PTR mean? Kept meaning to ask.

What lovely pics! All of you look great and look to have had a most wonderful time. TFS!

Hilda, I wrote PTR just for Peg...:ROFL:
I had no idea what it meant either!

So as Karrie said, it means Post Trip Report!! And we need one from your Jamaica trip!!!!

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I have never seen one of those little tents and OMG I love it.

Beautiful family!!! Beautiful pics....TFS.

mtmomma's picture
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that looks so fun!!!! The little tent looks great! What a gorgeous family! TFS!

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Fantastic pictures! They told such a beautiful story of a wonderful trip.

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