Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Plug for Alligator World

Here's a great beach tip for anyone going to Myrtle Beach - Go To Alligator World! It's right at Barefoot Landing and so much fun. Besides the obvious alligators, which are cool enough - and there are THOUSANDS of them (seriously!) - they have giant turtles, siberian tigers, a baby zebra and a pretty cool reptile house. Make sure you get there early, because it's hot out there folks! Plus that's the best time to catch the tiger and alligator feedings. Fun times! And the best part - save your receipt and you can go back any time that week for FREE! You're welcome.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Beach Trip

We got super lucky and scored a great deal on a beach rental for a whole week! We've never been away as a family together longer than 4-5 days, so it felt all fancy and exciting! I'll split up the pictures over a few posts - but here are some of the random beach shots from our week including the beach (every morning!), milkshakes, happy girls and car entertainment. And can I take a moment to brag on my girls for happily entertaining themselves on the never-ending car ride home for 4 hours with nothing more than books, stickers and lots of chatter? Praise Jesus for books! And lots of them!

Half Birthdays

Well for those of you who don't know, Kate's birthday falls 3 days before Christmas. And as every good daughter of a mother whose birthday falls 4 days AFTER Christmas, that's a pretty crappy time to have a birthday. I learned the ins and outs of what to do and what NOT to do for a Christmas birthday at a pretty early age, so around here my parents (along with me and Blake) celebrate the girls half birthdays. (This also helps spread out the birthday cheer - aka presents - throughout the year). This year involved much fanciness for fancy girls, lots of books and, of course, pink lemonade cake. Yum!