Category Archives: Anna Maria Island

Beach Day Getaway

Clean the house or take a spontaneous trip to the beach??? Hmm…

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Kathy’s 40th Birthday


Anna Maria Island, Capital Grille, Louis Vuitton… Perfect.

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Swimming With The Dolphins

Our bedrooms are on the east side of the house and at 6:51 am I hear, “Mommy, it’s morning…can we go to the beach now?” Gotta love little Matty bear.¬† Of course my answer was, “Matty, mommy is sleeping…not yet and go away.” ūüôā¬† At 8am we fixed breakfast and at 9am we headed to the beach.¬† The weather was beautiful and the water was calm.¬† Paradise.¬† Immediately after we set up the beach chairs and toys Colin says, “Look mom a dolphin!”¬† We grab our cameras and start scanning the horizon.¬† Sure enough there was a dolphin family, including a little baby dolphin.¬† The kids loved chasing after¬†them in the water and¬†it was so fun to watch their faces as they¬†all got to swim¬†with the dolphins.

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A Beach Day With Our Cousins

Sarah and the boys are down visiting for spring break and Easter, so today (Good Friday) we decided to take them fishing on the pier at Anna Maria and then spend the day playing on the beach.   

We fished for about an hour, only two of the four poles were working and for whatever reason we only caught two fish.  The first one I caught with in seconds of tossing in my line, and the second one Charlie caught.  He was so proud.  The bravest of the five boys was Emmett.  He liked to pet the fish.

After fishing we decided to walk over to Two Scoops for some lunch.  We figured it would just be easier to eat lunch now and then not worry about having to bring them in off of the beach.  Hot dogs and ice cream all around!

I have to say this was one of the windiest days I have ever seen here.¬† The day was beautiful, but we laughed saying that if we didn’t get sunburned then we would definitely get wind burned.¬† Liam, Davy and Charlie surfed the waves for hours, while Matty and Emmett played in the surf and dug in the sand.

Sarah and I layed on the sheet, drank Malibu buckets from the Sandbar, and took turns chasing the boys back down the beach when they drifted off to far.

The last thing the boys did before we left was to all get together and dig a big hole.¬† We loved watching them play together….¬† Much love for them.¬† ūüôā

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