You are able to witness Caroline's first meeting with the ocean via the pictures we took two days ago! We have wireless internet (isn't technology amazing) here at the beach house, so I am taking advantage of it to document our trip to St. George Island! Caroline was such a good girl, sleeping the majority of the time, all the way here!
We spent the night at a beautifully remodeled (unfortunately due to Hurricane Katrina) Hampton Inn just outside of Mobile, Alabama where we spotted this alligator! I could hardly believe it, an alligator in real life, just yards from the hotel. Thomas took the picture standing in the parking lot in front of the hotel.
More importantly, Caroline had sand between her toes for the first time ever at St. George. We stopped at the St. George state park on the island where she was fascinated by the waves! She kept looking down at them (as you can see in the pictures.) Once we got back in the car to head on to the house she kept babbling, cooing and "talking" to us about the big ocean and the prickly sand. I am sure she was trying to tell us how the water and waves were much more fun than her little aquarium-themed bathtub at home! I cannot imagine what must have been going through her head to see the wide expanse of sand and sea. Here are some pictures of the occasion.
Here's what Daddy could see of me in the rear view mirror for the long trip down south! What a beautiful view!
Memories in the making! More posts soon to come...