Friday, July 21, 2017

Baseball Camp...

Cooper spent this week at baseball camp at Millsaps, which is for sure one of his happy places.  He has been going for a couple years now and loves everything about the camp.  


One of the many things I love about Cooper going to camp is that he gets to go to/from work with me...nothing sweeter than those walks across campus to and from camp everyday.


Robbie joined Cooper for camp this summer...


All smiles at the end of day 1...he had a great day of baseball!


And let's be real...baseball all day in the heat is just exhausting. Pretty sure he was asleep within the first five minutes of our drive home.


Walking into day 2 of camp...



He had another great day, but he was SO hot and tired when I picked him up...


And again, asleep within 5 minutes of our drive home...


He was super excited about day 3...his most favorite day because it's SLIDING DAY!!!


I was not surprised to see him first in line when I got to the baseball field to watch sliding day...he was READY!!!



Could not be more thankful that Cooper gets to learn the game of baseball from these two...not only are they great coaches, they are just as great of men off the field.  


Pretty sure he NEVER stopped smiling...








This smile assures me he is doing something he loves...I get the same smile from Anna Lauren when she cheers.  Love watching my kids be active and do something that makes them happy!








Last slide and just soaking it all in...what a great experience for this little guy!!!


Despite the heat, he was determined to go "full out" baseball on his last day.  He said he didn't even get hot (doubtful)...ha ha!  He has really developed a love for baseball so we are going to bite the bullet and let him do two sports this fall and play fall baseball, which we have not done before.  He couldn't be more excited!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Weekend Getaway...

Although we wouldn't change it for anything, we are like any other couple with kids...our days revolve around our kids and there is little time for us to have "one on one" time together.  And honestly, we miss that...like a lot!!!  So...we asked Nanna to keep the kids for a weekend so we could getaway, and it was just what we needed!!!


We didn't want to spend a ton of money so we kind of had a hard time finding a place to go.  And then a friend suggested Fairhope, and oh my...it was PERFECT!!!



We got to leave work around noon on Friday so we made it to Fairhope in time for dinner  We walked to the pier and enjoyed dinner at Shux's overlooking the bay.


I kept thinking about my mom...she would have loved all these flowers.  


We had planned to run Saturday morning, but when we woke up, it was storming.  So...we enjoyed a big breakfast in the hotel and then decided we would just go for a walk if the storm passed. Thankfully the storm passed, and we headed out for a walk...it was such a pretty walk...the houses were huge with these gorgeous driveways/flowers...


It was Matt's idea to walk to the Grand Hotel at Point Clear.  We had debated staying there but the price scared us away so we wanted to see if it was really worth the price.  Well, this was our first look at the property...not bad I must say.


We walked through the resort and made our way to the bay...



And took a little break to sit by the water and swing a few minutes...I mean we just kind of blended in with everyone else at the resort.  And honestly, now that I have seen it, I think it's probably worth the money.


Leaving the Grand Hotel, you had to walk through this covered bridge, and I just love this picture.  And again, the flowers...I'm telling you...the landscape was immaculate everywhere!!!


He's making this face...but really...the 10 mile walk was all his idea. Well, he suggested we walk to the Grand Hotel and back...8 miles or so.  And I was like, you cannot stop at 8 or 9...we got to go to 10!!!



We REALLY love to exercise together so being able to walk 10 miles together was right up our alley and so much fun!!!


Fairhope was the cutest little town and filled with all types of golf carts...


Back at our hotel and officially at the 10 mile mark...


We showered and headed to the French Quarter area and had the best lunch at Panini Pete's...


I just couldn't get over how clean it was and how pretty all the flowers were...


We stayed at the Hampton, which was the only hotel downtown. It was the perfect location...we parked the car on Friday and didn't get in it again until we left Sunday.  We walked everywhere...



Saturday night we made reservations at R Bistro...it was fabulous!!! 


Sunday morning we went for a run, had breakfast in the hotel, and then enjoyed lunch before heading back home...


We ate lunch Windmill Market.  We did not have one bad meal the entire time we were there...everything was so good!!!


We had the best most refreshing weekend away, but as always, we were happy to see these faces and thankful Nanna was willing to keep them so we could get away.