Riley, Toby, Casey, Anna, Xander, Mimi, Anslea
Toby & Anna on the pier
Cutest teeny frogs and toads caught by my kiddos at our rental house (sorry AmyN)
I mentioned yesterday that we spent some time in Gulf Shores, AL. Unfortunately it was for a memorial service. Casey's Grandmother passed away last week after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. The service was lovely and even fun (think wake-ish but we're not Catholic) as stories were told and memories shared.
We did get out to the beach for a little while and then to the pier the next morning. We saw a sea turtle, a shark, played in the sand and the rain, and hunted frogs and toads and millipedes. I spotted the largest butterfly I've ever seen in my life. It was hot and muggy (93 degrees + 78% humidity = heat index of 113 degrees - AT 7 A.M.) and stormy and a little frantic (I'm not fond of last minute travel with two kids and two beagles), but it was good too.
While I wish it was a more relaxed trip with more time for sun and sand, we are all glad to be home.
I'll keep you posted!