Saturday, June 16

When the Kelly's took over Dauphin Island

June 2
Dauphin Island, AL
First steps on the beach Saturday afternoon. Man, I love this place.

June 3
Walking to one of the other houses to have cake for my cousin's birthday.

June 4
Andy got some awesome new sunglasses and I already had some awesome glasses. And it's a good thing we snapped this picture because mine broke later that day.

Ellis happened to be wearing awesome sunglasses (and a similar face) also.

I realize I am now up to showing three pictures for one day so sue me. But speaking of awesome, we had a beach Olympics for the little kids. Here they are sack racing in several of my old pillow cases. It's like a glimpse into the stages of my life based on my bedding choices.

June 5
Aboard the Lady Ann
Ten of us went on a ten-hour deep sea fishing adventure. Most survived.

These are the little fish that we caught and did not keep. (That might have been the only fish that Adam caught, come to think of it.)

These are the big fish that we caught and did keep. The red snapper were practically asking us if they could come on the boat.

June 6
Island Rainbow
Hands down the best snow cone one will ever have. I was trying to get Andy to express this, but since he only eats weird flavors I don't think he got it.

June 7
Island Rainbow again
Us regulars totally get it though.

June 8
Fort Gaines
There is a fort on this tiny island and it costs six dollars to get in so we admired the outer wall and I got a penny from the penny machine in the gift shop. Win.

June 9
Mobile Museum of Art
We had some time before our flight so we went to the museum. Totally worth it, even in the torrential downpour that was threatening to wash us away. This is a close up of acrylic on canvas.

If you care to see more of my family vacation, look here. I'm just going to give a little background first. And by first, I mean last. My mom's family has been coming to this beach for about 25 years now. (I was so young when we started that I don't really remember.) This year we might have broken our record with attendees, getting up in the high seventies. All aunts, uncles, cousins, cousin's kids, Grandma, and Papa John. And some might think a family vacation of this magnitude would be terrifying. 
But no, it was absolutely fantastic.

Saturday, June 2

This whole thing is memorial

May 20
This is one of those Oh-No-I'm-Going-To-Bed-And-I-Haven't-Taken-A-Photo Photos. But I will tell you about this mobile anyway. Mom and I got it in San Diego almost two years ago when I drove from New York to Richmond via California.

May 21
Sister's Couch
If I ever have to go on bed rest, I'm going to recruit Eddie to keep me company.

May 22
My naked hydrangeas. So anxious to see what color they will be!

May 23
Kitchen Table
Potluck theme tonight: Michael Jordan. Food: strawberry rhubarb pie because it is Andy's favorite and we got fresh strawberries at the Farmer's Market this morning. Why it has a face: because Michael Jordan had a face. (He still does.)

May 24
Sister's Couch, again
The bed rest comment from earlier was because Sister is on bed rest. I'm doing my best to keep her company and make bad suggestions for movies to Netflix. Now we are video chatting with our mom.

May 25
Living Room
I worked at a cake modeling class and got to make this little splayed out horse with fondant. Not really my cup of tea, but I was happy to give it a try.

May 26
Neighborhood Across the Street
Sometimes the sky is so pretty blue that that's all you need. This branchy tree was exciting too.

May 27
Sister's Backyard
These are not my hydrangeas! I just wanted to make it clear how far behind mine are. (They have started blooming now (as in June 1), btw.)

May 28
Bedroom Floor
Remnants of Andy's Memorial Day attire. He loves America.

May 29
I am not allowed to post the picture for this day yet because it is a gift that needs to be given. I will stick it in here retroactively when I'm allowed.

May 30
I was about to turn onto our street when I saw this guy on the yellow lines in the middle of the road. I parked my car and got out to help. He still had to go halfway and I didn't want his trek to end tragically. I tell you though, when I was approaching him, he started running fast.

May 31
Lewis Ginter
We went to see Carbon Leaf at the garden. It was a lovely evening for an outdoor show.

June 1
Bedroom Floor
I was so excited for vacations I almost forgot to take a picture!