Wednesday, September 19, 2012


In June, we went to Clearwater, FL, with Josh's family.  It is a gulf-side little town just west of Tampa that had beautiful sunny beaches.  We stayed at a beach house that was just one block from the beach, so every day was filled with fun in the sun and lots and lots of cousin time.  We had a ball with our family and were grateful to go home the day before a tropical storm hit the very beaches where we had stayed!
Will and Grant running on the beach.
Cute Will.
The cousins (with the help of Uncle Josh) burying Uncle Ryan.
All the cousins in their matching shark jammies that Gran bought them (which five of the nine grand kids already owned a pair!).
Josh horse-playing in the ocean with the girls.  The ocean was perfect for kids because there were little to no waves and it was warm, warm, warm.  However, Will was not a fan of the saltwater.
And what do you know?  Lucy was there, too.  Though she only made limited visits to the beach and mostly just napped back at the beach house, while Granny and Gus were there with her.  Perfect for her mama to go sunning on the beach sans a baby in tow.
At the Clearwater aquarium where we met Winter, the famous dolphin who has a prosthetic tale.
Will and Grant.  How cute are they?