Friday, May 29, 2009

Florida trip: at the beach

Just a couple blocks from the lovely house we stayed at was a fabulous and unending beach. Venice is actually an island and the majority of the beach is public - so each day we went we found a new section. We would pack up the van with sand toys, food, boogy boards and other beach gear and head out. All three kiddos loved the sand and water. They all did ok (salt water can be rough in the mouth and in the eyes) - but there was no complaining from them. Here are some of our favorite pictures . . .

All 5 of us on a land pier on Venice Island

Just some cute shots overlooking the beautiful Gulf

Daddy and the kiddos watching a manatee that was right off the shore

Brian and Mulu under the umbrella on the beach

Aaliyah and I out in the water

Working hard on sand projects

Aria loving the sand and waves

Mulu buried in the sand - we worked a long time on this and he was really proud of it

After Mulu crawled out being buried there was a big whole that Aria crawled into - wanting to be just like her big brother!

On a pier at the restaurant we went to on Mother's Day

A shot of the beautiful sunset.

1 comment:

The Gilbertsons said...

Those are beautiful pictures. I love the one of Aria in the sand. Matt's sister was married on Venice beach a couple of years ago. She was married in February so we didn't spend any time in the water but we did go deep sea fishing. It was a beautiful place to be. Looks like your whole family had a wonderful vacation!