We are home! We had a grand old time at the beach. Our last few days had some iffy weather, but luckily it was not a total wash. (And luckily there were no August hurricanes!)
Mr. Birch really seemed to enjoy the change of scenery, and he ended up liking the sand. He only tried to eat it once, surprisingly. He did carefully select several snack-looking shells from the sand to eat, so he had to be closely watched. And he loved his little pool!
Date Night At Kimball’s Kitchen
On Thursday night Thomas and I snuck away for a date night at the Sanderling Resort (where we got engaged!)
We went to Kimball’s, which is the restaurant where we had dinner right after our engagement! It’s such a fun tradition to go back.
We shared a burrata and tomato app, which was delish.
And for our entrees, T had seared tuna and I ordered scallops with crab and arugula. Both were so good, and we were stuffed! But not too stuffed to go home to a slice of Nona’s Key Lime Pie!
Final Beach Day
Many of you asked me about my sling. It’s a mesh water-safe one from Amazon that you can wear in water. I actually haven’t worn it in water yet, but it was good to know I could get sunscreen on it! I wouldn’t recommend it for long beach walks, but it’s great for a quick baby wear sesh. Also from Amazon? This travel white noise maker. It’s 100% awesome.
And Birch’s little suit is Amazon too!
One Piece 4 Eva
Many of you commented on my suit too! It’s by Albion Fit and SO comfortable. I loved the high neck so the girls stayed in from all angles. I also have this crop top which is basically a sports bra and was so nice for the ocean. I want to buy 10 more of their suits, but they are not cheap. Wearing a one piece to the beach was a total game changer. I felt like I was wearing athletic clothes. When waves crashed into me I didn’t have to adjust my straps or pull up my bottoms. I don’t know if I will ever wear a bikini in the ocean again!
Final Happy Hour
Two parents, two laps!
Our Beach Video!
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We woke up at 5:45 on departure day and hit the road before 8 to beat all the traffic. It was a smart choice because we were home by 1:00! Lauren house sat for us while we were gone and took such good care of our Gussie dog. He is walking much better!
It’s Time To Get Back To A Routine
I secretly love the end of summer. I did a good bit of meal prep yesterday. Mazen starts first grade on Wednesday. I cleaned out the pantry. I think my house is due for a big organization overhaul too! For our family at least, summer is over.