Last week the Deepe's headed south to vacation on the beautiful Emerald Coast. I LOVE that we are only a 7-8 hour drive to the beach. When we started looking at vacation places I knew we would head to the gulf of mexico, because it has the best beaches duh. We chose Rosemary Beach because of the beautiful community and family friendly atmosphere.
It is the most charming little beach town. I LOVED that we could walk to the beach in minutes and walk to restaurants and shops.
This is the beautiful green in the center of town. They had family/kid events every night from a balloon artist to magician to movie night one night.
We hit the road bright and early Saturday morning. We were all excited and couldn't wait to slip our toes into the white sand and blue green water.
This little sweet baby girl was a good traveler on the way down. She did cry, of course, but the boys helped entertain her and put her paci in. We put all three car seats in the 2nd row so they could help with Sydney and we needed the space in the back of the van.
This was the house we stayed in for the week. The Hideaway Cottage. It was so beautiful and perfect for our vacation. We vacationed with our friends The Weavers. They have four kiddos - Lillian Grace 5, Twins Joseph and Rooks and sweet baby Mary Emily who is 17 months. All four adults and seven kids under one roof!!! It was a
little, a lot crazy but so much fun.
This was the boardwalk we took to the beach every day. Beautiful and so glad it was shaded. The boys never complained about the minute walk to the beach. It was perfect!
A few pics from The Hideaway
I LOVED the hutch in the dining room! It would be perfect in my breakfast room! Wish I knew where it was from. I loved all the decor and wanted to move right in.
This is the room the boys slept in. They shared a queen bed and full attached bath.
This was the 2nd master bedroom that Matt and I stayed in. Sydney slept in the pack 'n play in our room. We had a full attached bath and big walk in closet.
The kids were all so excited to see each other when we got there late Saturday afternoon. We had dinner and quickly got all the kiddos in bed.
Sunday morning we were all up bright and early and ready to hit the beautiful sandy beaches. It was breath-taking and amazing. You can rent these chairs and umbrellas on a daily basis. We didn't for this trip but I could see us using it in the future.
I am convinced that five is the perfect age to take a child to the beach. Ryan absolutely LOVED loved loved the beach. He had the best time play in the waves, making tunnels in the sand and collecting sea shells. It was the best watching him have so much fun!
Love this picture of my favorite five year old.
After dinner on Sunday we all took a stroll to get ice cream in the square at The Sugar Shak.
The kids loved it and so did mom and dad. That's Lillian Grace in the middle. She is two months younger than Ryan.
The babies all ready to go! They are just so cute. Mary Emily was obsessed with Sydney and every time she saw her she would rush over to see her and smother her with kisses. It was super adorable.