Monday, April 4, 2011

A Very Boy Spring Break

Henry and Grant were on Spring Break last week. We have a big family vacation planned for August, so we didn't do a big trip for Spring Break....but we did spend two days of fun exploring not far from home. If I wasn't sure before, this trip definitely confirmed that I am majorly outnumbered by boys! Lets just say that the only girly part of our whole trip was the hour I got to spend in Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma!
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We started our trip with a short drive to Mobile, Alabama to explore downtown. While I attempted to take some cute shots of the boys, they ran around chasing the poor squirrels.
 After seeing Bienville Square and the fountain, we headed to A&M Peanut Shop. This place has been around forever and I remember going to get fresh roasted peanuts when I was little. We let the boys look around and pick out a few sweets and we got a big bag of peanuts to share.
 We walked a little bit further through downtown and sat down to eat our warm peanuts...and feed a few to the birds and squirrels too:)
 We explore the recreated Fort Conde and the boys had a blast pretending to be trapped in the fort prison.
 We left downtown and went to a Five Rivers, a Delta Resource Center. We saw a ton of {gross and slimy} animals that live in the local wetland areas, and we even got to pet a skunk! Did you know that a skunks 'sprayer' can be removed?!? It's a good think because I don't think I would have been touch a skunk if not:)
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After the nature preserve we went to Historic Blakely State Park. Inside the park is a preserved Civil War battlefield complete with Union and Confederate trenches and fortifications. The boys had a blast running around the old barracks while Jason and I read the history about the area.

 After exploring the battlefield, we went down to the waterfront and walked along a boardwalk over the marsh.
 The next day we got up bright and early and headed to the USS Alabama. We spent about three hours looking in every nook and cranny of the battleship from the engine room to the steering room. We climbed up and down at least 100 flights of steps and we even got to go inside of a submarine!
We had a great trip, but I'm pretty sure I earned myself a girl's day of pampering...and maybe even a pedicure:)
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18 comments:

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

Cute boys! Looks like you had fun. My family were in Mobile last January (cruise port). I LOVE the green....even in the winter months.

He & Me + 3 said...

The boys are getting so big. Love their shorts. Can't wait for my kids to be in shorts too. Tired of jackets and long pants.
What a fun week. We don't go anywhere too far for Spring break either...but we always make it fun.

Angie said...

It looks like tons of fun! You are a fun momma, and sounds like you for sure deserve a pedicure! Those peanuts sound so yummy!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Wonderful pictures! It looks like you had a great trip!
I did know that about skunks-my Aunt actually had a few as pets before!

Kmama said...

Oh yes, you definitely deserve a day of pampering after that!

I love that picture of Eli pointing and yelling. SO CUTE!

Carrie said...

What a great getaway! It certainly was worth the fun time to spend in Pottery Barn too ! ;-)

Great pictures...so nice that you're all wearing shorts!

Nichol said...

So jealous of shorts:( Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Loving all the photos.

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Looks like perfect weather...and yes, you've earned yourself some 'girl time' :)

Darcie said...

You lost me at warm peanuts! ;-) I LOVE peanuts and warm ones sound delicious! Looks like you had a perfectly wonderful spring break. Who needs to go far and do grand, when simple is just as fun.

CM said...

How fun! Love the battleship shot. Wow, Eli is getting so big!

My boys would have loved this! Hope you got that pedicure in!

Joanna said...

Hmm...never been to Mobile except for the beach...we are only a few short hours from there. Sounds/looks like a fun weekend trip for our family!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

your boys are so handsome!!! glad you had FUN! the last shot is presh.

Bridget said...

Looks like a fun trip!

Amy said...

It looks like you had a great trip! I love your blog - you have such great ideas/crafts!
-Amy

Dwell in the Season

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What an awesome trip, Kelli! Such special memories for you guys. :) Your boys are always so well dressed. I love that!! Their shorts are so cute. Such handsome little guys!

Kelli said...

What a fun time! Look how little the boys look on that ship...wow. You got some really good pictures of them. Actually, the picture of them running is really fitting :)

Chef Penny said...

You are outnumbered for sure! Sounds like a really fun week though!

Myya said...

I was very happy to get to the end & say that you were going to treat yourself to a pedicure. A mama of 3 boys deserves some girly stuff for sure! Ok so the pics of the boys are all so great , Eli though... ohhh I just wanna squeeze him. Man, is he adorable!
Ooohhh & warm peanuts... YUm!

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