Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Johnson Family Vacation....

Another summer, another trip to our favorite family destination....Orange Beach, AL. I think my dad has taken my family every year since I was in Junior High. Now that our family includes mine and Kim's kids...its a big crew! We've had to move up to a 3 bedroom condo. We usually stay in the high rise condos, but this year stayed in one only 6 stories. Marlin Key was the name. It was sooooo much less crowded. We loved it! There weren't many condos around ours either. It seemed so much more secluded...definitely the way to go!

Maddox was old enough to do some playing this time...he was only one month old last year! This year we took a tent (Arkansas Razorback tent of course) to have a shaded place and Maddox would play in the sand until he wore himself out. Once he was that tired, we would drag him to play in the pool to play and get the sand off. He had so much fun everyday. When we would finally take him in for a nap he was a zombie. He would just stare in this daze and once we was in bed he would fall right to sleep. It was so cute!

He also couldn't get enough of his family....every morning we were the first ones up. Every time someone new would wake up and come into the living room he would get the biggest smile like "yay, your all here again today!" He ESPECIALLY took a liking to his 4 year old cousin Margaux. I swear they were best friends on this trip. He would follow her around, crawl all over her, just wanted to always be close to her. It was hilarious. She was a very good sport about it all. AND, she was a great help with him too. The funniest thing was when my sister and i went shopping and took Maddox and Margaux. When they were sitting in the car Maddox would reach out his hand to hold Margaux's and just stare at her. He thinks she is the greatest...so funny! However, he did have a problem sharing toys, and would always want to take them away from her....Once he starts talking and walking a little better, we may see a few fights:)!

One of the funniest things that happened was when we thought it would be a good idea to take all the kids on a Farris wheel ride. So me, Kim, David, Maddox, Sloan, and Margaux all got tickets to ride the big Farris wheel at The Wharf. As we were in line I noticed Maddox's diaper STUNK. I didn't want to get out of line and hold everyone up. So once we all loaded on our cart we thought it would be easy to change it right there before the ride started. As I'm getting his diaper off the ride starts and we slowly start to pass people and then the other carts in front of us could look down on us and see my poor baby with his legs spread open for a changing. My sister and i were laughing hysterically, I could barely finish...so embarrassing! Another reason it was a bad idea to wait was because there was nothing to do with the diaper...we had to ride with the stinky diaper smell. Ahhhhh, being a parent:). Once we got to the top Maddox spit his pacifier out and it fell perfectly in between the cracks all the way to the ground. We were so delirious we couldn't stop laughing about the either....and look at this pic of Maddox and Sloan.....his face says it all!

Thanks again to my Dad for taking us all down there. It was a lot of fun for all of us! It is a tradition I hope we always keep!

1 comment:

Alissa said...

I am SO glad ya'll had such a great time. Maddox is a doll as always! The Ferris Wheel stories had to be my favorite! :)