7.09.2006

July 4th

As I mentioned in my previous post, Ryan and I spent the week-end of July 4th with my family at Jekyll Island, GA. Jekyll is a quaint little island about 1 1/2 hours from Savannah. It is part of my childhood as it boasts the water park nearest to Savannah, Summer Waves. I spent countless hours during middle and high school riding to and from Jekyll in the IPC van, sunburned and car sick. Fun times. Anyway, back to 2006: Ryan and I drove down to Jekyll from Savannah last Sunday night and checked into the hotel. First order of business was to take the dogs down to the beach (yes, Tyke and Scooby went on vay-cay with us). They loved it, of course. Unfortunately Tyke drank too much salt water and got ocean water diarrhea but that's another story. After taking them to the beach, we went to a fabulous restaurant right on the water. It's basically just a window on the end of pier where you can order alcohol and various types of fresh seafood. We opted for the ever-popular low country boil (a.k.a. frogmore stew if you are from South Carolina) and margaritas. Yum. My fam joined us at the hotel on Monday and we proceeded to do nothing but eat, drink and sit by the pool for the next 2 days. Charlie enjoyed the time with his aunts, uncles and grandparents and we enjoyed all the free baby sitters. One last bit of info from the trip: we saw the space shuttle shoot across the sky shortly after take-off on Tuesday. Very cool experience. Everyone at the pool was captivated by the sight and we all looked on in awe together.

Here are some pictures...

4 comments:

Marlo said...

Those pictures are so great! -Love his little "USA" onesie. :)
And I cannot believe you had to take Charlie to your 6 week. I had to take Noel and it's just so not fair. Especially when you're nursing- I ended up having to tell Pettigrew to come back because Noel had been screaming her little lungs out and just wanted to nurse the whole time- 'cause for some reason nursing babies think it's just wrong for their mommy to offer a bottle when they know something better is nearby.

Jill said...

Love your "Jackie O." glasses, and Charlie is still as cute as ever...I still can't get over how much he looks like Ryan. Seeing them together in a picture makes their resemblance even more obvious. His USA little outfit also makes him look very patriotic--also just like his Dad! God Bless the USA. Send a picture of your china when you have a minute. I'd love to see the "embossed dots."

Jill said...

I had no idea you had Lenox pearl platnium china! I vaguely remember that you showed me once before at your apartment, but that was way before I became very familiar with all of the brands and patterns. Funny story about it, though: I originally had registered for Lenox pearl platnium china at Kaufmann's, but then I deleted my registry there because I was afraid that its merger with Macy's would screw everything up. But I love that pattern. It's very "you." The embossed dots are quite exquisite. Great minds think alike:) How is your sister?

maryanne helms said...

Great pictures of mini-Ryan, Em!! I can't wait to get back to the beach myself. How is the work/mommy/ GYM going?