Friday, September 30, 2011

Coming Home from the Beach

Our Last Walk on the Beach until Next Year

Our last day was colder than the day before. There was a fog that kept us damp and cold. This was a perfect day to leave the beach. I always hated leaving on beautiful days. Leaving on a nasty day always makes me look forward to getting home.

Tyler enjoyed his last little run on the beach.

Although there was a weird sand shelf dug out and made it hard for us to stay out of the water.
Look at his cute little footprints in the sand.

Tyler tried on my shoe.

He ran and ran.

He really enjoyed the beach.

Here daddy is trying to keep him out of the ocean.

I'm trying to get him to smile at me.

Silly face.

Playing peek-a-boo with someone behind me.

Silly smile.

"Okay that's enough mom."

Picture of the beach to the south.

To the north with crazy surfers in the water.

Tyler is running here trying to catch up with his dad.

Oops he fell.

He is such a good sport about walking on the sand.

His pant cuff is now absolutely full of sand. I find this out later when we get back to the room.

Goodbye beach, see you next year!

First Time to the Aquarium

The weather was cool, cloudy, and a chance of rain so we had in place a back up plan. Once we arrived our plan seemed to be the same as everyone else's. The aquarium was crazy crowded.

We started the tour with the ray tank. We also ended here. As we were leaving there were 2 girls swimming in the tank as mermaids and adults and children were flipping out to see them. It was crazy. Tony let Tyler sit on his shoulders and watch while I tried to escape with the stroller.

We checked these guys out first and tried to pet them but Tyler refused to stick his hand near the water. I don't blame him. I didn't either.

We went to the shark exhibit next but it was such a tight space with all the people that pictures were impossible.

On we went and we came to this Amazon fish tank. Strange and creepy fish.

Next was the beautiful coral and pretty little fish.

Tony talking to us about all the fish as we ride on the belt line under the large tank.

Me dorking out. Bad timing honey. I might be imitating this next fish?

This is the crazy underside of saw fish. It's mouth is pretty comical looking.

although it looks kinda like a shark with a scary nose from this point of view.

Oh Geez! Yeah, this scares me. I can't help imagining Jaws theme music and this coming at me in the water. This is why you don't see me swimming out in the ocean. Water goes over my knees and I freak out.

I would probably die from cardiac arrest seeing this thing chasing me before I would die from actually being attacked by the shark. Look at all the teeth. Pretty scarey. I would point out the big shark and tell Tyler that the shark goes chomp-chomp. He thought it was funny until we saw them, and then I think even he could sense that these guys were scary.

As we are about to exit this part of the tank I happen to notice...

A turtle and squeel for Tyler to look and Tony to take a picture.

He is beautiful. So peaceful just floating around and enjoying a swim.

Another thing that scares me, an eel.

Another creepy crawly, a striped water snake.

Can you tell what animal is in this picture? Hint they have a bad case of red eye from my flash...

Sea dragons! They could almost blend with the vegetation.

Here is my favorite Finding Nemo character, Dori.

Me and my silly boy at the large fish tank at the entrance.

My cute and oh so sweet boys. Once again we cannot get Tyler to stand still and smile.

So after a long day out and about we bought a pizza and came back to the room to relax and start packing. Tyler brought us the remote, and told us to turn on, "Toon." (Cartoons)

Then we told him that it was already on toons, we were watching Phineas and Ferb. After such an exhausting day we deserved to sit around and do nothing together.

I was packing when I noticed him posing here. Notice the crossed leg, one shoe on, and the nonchalant lean against the bed.

I wish I could get all the funny things that he does on a regular basis but it is impossible. He is so much fun.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Silly Smiles

This funny little snarl of a smile is what started to pop up throughout our vacation. I don't get it? 

But that is why I find it hilarious. I could barely hold the phone/camera steady to take this picture. This is not one of those weird talking moments caught by the camera. This is him smiling and he held it for multiple pictures.

I ask him to smile and this is what I get. He toned it down here though.

Another cute little snarl-smile.

Where he gets this I don't know?

Marsh Walk

In our efforts to fit everything in and let Tyler see many aspects of the Atlantic Coast we visited the Marsh Walk. We got to see boats coming and going and fish jumping out of the water. Their was even a little island with goats on it? Sorry I did not get pictures of that part of the marsh.

I asked Tyler for a simple smile and I get this. He enjoyed being outside and running free so I guess he is rebelling against my pursuit of a picture worthy smile.

Birds were every where, and the fish were jumping out of the water all over the place. Dolphin tours take off from here so maybe next year we can take Tyler. 

Although I think Tyler would be just as happy to run up and down this dock yelling at the boats and pointing out all the birds.

Here he is pointing out the boats coming in to harbor. They honked the horn for him and waved at us. Tyler did not know what to do. I guess he thought he was going to get a ride because he was upset when they did not stop.

He did much better with this picture but the sun was in our eyes.

It was a picturesque visit and we enjoyed the sights. I still have no explanation of goat island?