June 9, 2014

Sanibel Beach Trip Part 1

We're back from spending a week in the sand, sun, and surf. I'll be splitting up our beach recap into two posts to avoid picture overload. To say we had a blast is an understatement! Beautiful blue skies (most days), hundreds upon hundreds of shells, hot blazing sun, and more than enough babysitters to go around (thanks family). It was so, so wonderful to be on vacation with my inlaws, they really know how to have a good time.

We spent the week in a condo they rented with three bedrooms and two baths. We had access to a private pool and the beach was literally right outside our door. The living space was huge- a large room that had the kitchen, dining room, and family room in one. When we weren't at the beach or at the pool, we were hanging out in the family room playing games (hubby packed the Wii U), eating, talking, and laughing. Miss A had the time of her life; I don't think there's anything more that she loves than her family. 

My mother in law went crazy and bought lots of floats, a mini pink crab pool to inflate on the beach, and games. I set everything up in the cabinet you see in the above photo. It was great to have so much variety and floats for everyone to use in the pool and the beach. 

The first two days we had gray, cloudy skies with drizzles of rain. We all made the best of it, still going down to the beach, except many of us didn't go into the water- it was so cold!

Luckily, the rest of the time we had beautiful sunny days. And it was HOT! The water temperature immediately changed from cold to warm. It was perfect! I was so excited to see the sun peeking through the windows on our third day that I woke up the hubs before anyone else was awake (except for Miss A, who was up almost everyday at the break of dawn) and dragged him down to the beach.

The three of us walked along the shore together, looking for shells, and playing in the surf. This was definitely one of my favorite moments of our vacation. I'll be back with part 2 of our vacation tomorrow- with so many pictures and stories to share, I can't possibly fit it all within one post! 


  1. Sanibel is awesome!! Can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip!

  2. Looks like a great time! I have to ask where her little pink water shoes are from? They are adorable!

  3. I love the water at sunrise and sunset for that matter but sunrise more! Great photos and looks like a fun trip so far. Love that you guys rented a condo - the best way to vacation with a kiddo I think!

  4. I just love Sanibel!! When we were down there last year we always used the early wake up calls as an excuse to walk the beach bright and early! Can't wait to see part 2!!


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