May 7, 2013

.Southern living.

Though I don't walk until August, in celebration of the end of my schooling, we went away for the weekend to Dauphin Island and stayed at a family friend's house.  All I wanted to do to celebrate was rest.  Just some time out to relax (as much as possible with an active toddler) and not think about any work or obligations.  

Dauphin Island was perfect for that because as a small barrier island off of Alabama, it is quiet and feels secluded, almost like being cut off from the rest of the world.  Exploring, getting rained in, grilling, playing in the sand and sun, reading a few books... it was a perfect few days on our last trip as a family of three.

A few explanatory captions: Coconut popsicles make this one and her mama very happy. Brunch at a cute spot in Historic Mobile.  She alternates between wanting lots of cuddles and wanting to run wild.  35 weeks along.  Curly bedheads.  She liked the beach a lot more than last time.  The only nap she succumbed to all weekend.  A lot of the island reminded me of Beasts of the Southern Wild.  Always curious.  Loving the water until the tide came up and then she'd run away yelling, "Oh no! Oh no!! Oh no!!!"  Our sweet and beautiful almost-two-year-old.  Everything these days is on speed "fast."  The most handsome cook.

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