Monthly Archives: June 2016

Beach Birthday

C got to wake up the morning of her fifth birthday at the beach.  Not a bad way to start the sixth year of your life!  We enjoyed breakfast at the hotel and then spent a couple of hours enjoying the pool and splash pad before getting ready for lunch.

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Mom and I decided to walk down to the beach, but the sand was so uneven it was hard to really walk, so we just stuck our feet in the water, snapped a picture, and headed back to the hotel.


We got dressed and packed up and went to lunch at Pineapple Willy’s–one of my very favorite places to eat in PCB.  And it did not disappoint.  They also brought C a cake for her birthday which she loved!

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When we got home, Pop and JuJu brought C her birthday gifts–a big keyboard for practicing piano and a divided bank for spending, saving, and giving.  She was thrilled.



Shipwreck Island

When I was a little girl, my family vacationed to Panama City Beach nearly every summer.  And during said vacation, we would pretty much always spend a day at the Shipwreck Island waterpark.  Our family has many fond memories there.  So when my mom and dad said that they wanted to take the kids, I was all in.  Getting to enjoy something from my childhood with my own children is always fun.

So Thursday morning we got up bright and early and headed south.  We got to the park about 30 minutes after it opened, dropped our stuff at a table, and hopped in the wave pool before heading to some slides.

DSCN0197 DSCN0201 C is not much on the water slides since our trip to the Disney Water Parks, so she went to the Tadpole Hole with Pop and JuJu while the Hubs and I went to do some slides with B.  We rode the White Knuckle River family raft ride then we went to Skull Island and Bowden and I raced the Pirate Race slides.

DSCN0204 DSCN0205 DSCN0211We stopped for some lunch, took the lazy river loop around the park and then both kids spent some time at the Tadpole Hole before we went back to the slides.

DSCN0213 Then we all met back up at Skull Island for more kid slides while the adults took some pics together.


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We took a break to reapply sunscreen and enjoy some ice cream before riding some more slides and then heading to the hotel room to shower and grab some dinner.


After getting checked in, we arrived at our room to find the fridge had leaked and there was water all over the floor.  Fortunately they were able to get it cleaned up before we left for dinner at the Back Porch.

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The restaurant brought C a cake for her birthday, but after such a busy day, B was just too exhausted to stay with us until the end.

Callie Bday 3 Callie Bday 2  It was a great day and a fabulous way to start celebrating C’s fifth birthday.


C is Five

I can’t believe it, but my sweet C is five years old.  It seems like just the other day that we were bringing her home from the hospital, but here she is such a big girl five years later!

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Our sweet C is one of the most caring, loving, compassionate kids I know.  She loves deeply and gives to others without thinking twice about it.  I am so proud of her and love so many things about her.  She is our “Baby Bear” and we love her so much!

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Happy Birthday, sweet girl!  I love you so much!