Monday, August 5

Beach {Part 1}

Going back to the last week of July, the Stickles Fam headed down to the Gulf Coast for a little fun in the sun! This was our very first family beach trip. Everyone was SO excited!!! We went for a long weekend (Thursday – Tuesday) and our good friends, The Caldwells, joined us on Friday. We were really looking forward to our vacation.

We left Memphis around 4am on Thursday morning with the hope that the kids would sleep about half the way. (especially Gray!) Well, of course, that didn’t happen! Everyone was extremely talkative at 4am! Anticipation, I guess. Gray ended up napping a few times, so that helped, but 6.5 hours is still a LONG time in the car!! But, we made it and it really wasn’t all that bad! We got there around lunch time and were able to spend the rest of the afternoon at the beach. The weather was amazing and we staying out till dinner time!

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Gosh, I love these people!

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This was all of the kiddos first time at the beach so I was really excited to see their reactions to the water and sand. They LOVED it!!! Little water babies!

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Ethan and LK immediately went right in, but it took Gray a few minutes to warm up to it.

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Gray meets the water!

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Gray LOVED the sand!!!! He literally played for hours and was so quiet!

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She is SUCH a good big sister!!

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Can’t believe I’m posting these, but had to post proof that I was actually on this vacation! I’m always taking pics and am never in them!

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They had a blast burying each other in the sand!

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We had a wonderful first day at the beach!!! The kids had a great time and Mommy and Daddy were able to relax and play with the kiddos! I can’t wait to post more pics!

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