Well, it's been a week since we came back from our ten-day trip to visit Starling's parents in Alabama. Sun, water, and good food were the main themes of our trip. Here's a pictorial retrospective:
|This and the next three pictures were taken on the beach near Gulf Shores.|
|Whether at home or away, Mudpuppy DOES love helping with the|
|When they weren't out in the sun, the kids could often be found in front|
of the television. I love this picture, which is pure luck.
|Stopping to smell the roses in the Fairhope rose garden.|
|Life may not be a bed of roses, but these sisters like posing in front of one.|
|By the Fairhope water fountains.|
|At the end of Fairhope Municipal Pier.|
|We visited two really good museums during our stay; one is the Fairhope|
city museum, which contains a great overview of the history of the area....
|On July 4, the kids enjoyed playing with sparklers...|
|...and watching the fireworks with grandma and Aunt Amy.|
|Mudpuppy did NOT like the water at first, but by the end of our trip, he'd|
warmed up to it.
|This picture is sponsored by Grandma, who watched Mudpuppy at home|
for the morning, leaving the adults to enjoy the beach.
|Jaybird enjoyed playing in the surf; the older kids loved boogie boarding.|
|Mudpuppy enjoyed the fountains at Spanish Fort...|
|...as did the girls.|
|The Three Amigos, reunited.|
|"Everybody make a funny face!"|
|See how well Mudpuppy got to like the water? I think that's a smile!|
|"Mom has finally lost it." Yes, the wonders of traveling by air have definitely driven|
us to the edge, especially on the flight back to Milwaukee. The one bright spot: Daryl,
the upbeat flight attendant who kept everyone smiling and laughing.