I have a ton of pictures from our trip to St. John, so I am going to try to keep my "talking" short =)
Garet and I were soooo excited that we were able to make this trip! His mom and her husband live there, so we went to visit! A lot has changed since we lived there NINE years ago! (wow!)
We took 2 planes there... here we are on the first one:
The second plane, Colin first saw the islands out the window!
Grandma Kay and Papa Rod got Colin a few cars and this dump truck. It was a HUGE hit! He drove that thing on every beach we went to!
Addison was not a fan of the sand (or grass) (or really being put down outside at all)
After quiet time and the 2nd beach of the day, we couldn't wake this boy up!
The beaches don't have big waves (some hardly have any at all!) so it was perfect for Colin to wade out. The slope was so subtle too that he could go out a good ways and still be able to touch.
We went to a beach every day and every day we had perfect weather!
Colin had talked about "building a sandcastle that he could go inside of" for weeks before we went... so I helped him build a sandcastle around him =) It was the closet we could get to him being inside of it!
Our set up...
Addison fell asleep while at the beach almost every day.
One afternoon we went to Caneel Bay Resort for a walk... these are sugar mill ruins...
When we lived there, Garet took people on tours of Honeymoon Beach and this part of the resort.
There are pigs, horses, cows, chickens, donkeys... all sorts of animals that roam the island =)
Addison LOVED to watch the donkeys!
Walking... it was so pretty and there were deer all over the place!
The animals were so close!
We loved being outside on their balcony! Anytime we were at the house, we were pretty much out there! After the kids were in bed, it was so nice to sit and chat outside... it was even a tad bit chilly!
One afternoon, we left Addison napping with Grandma Kay and Papa Rod and we took Colin into town with us. I did a bit of shopping and the guys went to check out the boats.
We went to Jumbie Beach, and there are some rocks off to the side where Colin spent a lot of time.
This is what I get when I tell him to smile sometimes...
On our way out the door...
The boys walked around...
We had 2 planes before we landed in Charlotte. The kids were changed into their pj's for the second plane, and lucky for us they both fell asleep shortly after the plane took off. They were AWESOME! I tried to capture the sunset...