Thursday, July 31, 2014

6 month photos

Ridley was mostly smiles today for her monthly photos.  She was an absolute ham and wanted to show off her clapping skills. She is such a happy, delightful baby girl! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Another Day in Paradise

We could just stay here.  Everyone is having a great time, and I love being disconnected from technology.  Sitting in the shade of the beach umbrella with Ridley, I watch as my boys play and have a blast.  I am in paradise.

After a full day of playing and swimming, we all dressed up a little bit to go out for dinner.  I jumped at the chance to take a few pictures of my family looking so handsome and pretty.

We enjoyed out last dinner at Viceroy, which is absolutely gorgeous!  Reed didn't make it very long tonight.  He fell asleep with the first bite of food.  John Chris had to wake him to make sure he chewed.

Ryland and I sat in these cool chairs and gazed out at the night view of Meads Bay.  

First Tooth

Ridley's first tooth broke through today!  Our precious baby girl is growing up so fast!  I took about a hundred pictures trying to capture her toothy smile, but I was unsuccessful. She was all smiles until I pulled out the camera. Stinker!

Sunday, July 27, 2014


We have been talking Reed into going on a boat ride since we arrived in Anguilla.  He wouldn't even consider it a few days ago, but he finally decided to go for it.  Junior took us for a ride in his glass bottom, and we saw turtles, starfish, and tons of fish. 
The boys enjoyed snorkeling along the cliff.  Reed quickly picked up on how to snorkel, and he had so much fun with the big boys.
Ryland loved the snorkeling!
After a beautiful morning on the boat and snorkeling, we spent the rest of the day at the beach.  It is absolutely gorgeous.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

High Maintenance

We have learned one thing about our little Miss Ridley.  She doesn't like to be hot!  If we are out on the beach, she wanted to be in the cool water.  Her favorite place to nap was in the master bedroom with the air conditioner on 60 and without clothes.  She is a precious little drama queen.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Making Memories

Our villa was right on the beach, so we only had a few steps off the patio to our chairs in the sand.  It was a wonderful view that we often stopped to admire.

The kitchen sink was the perfect size for Ridley, and since there wasn't a bath tub, Ridley enjoyed baths in the sink on vacation.

One night we were craving sushi, so we explored one of CuisinArt's restaurants. The ambiance was very swanky, and the boys made the wait staff very nervous.  We tried explaining that they are accustomed to eating sushi and can handle the extra dishes and chopsticks. 

Ridley thinks she is big now, and she loves to sit in highchairs.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Another Great Day

We brought Ridley a little pool to keep cool in under the umbrella.  It was perfect for her and myself or her and two brothers.
I love all the smiles.
We stopped in at the post office to mail a few postcards to our friends and family back home in the states. 
Ryland was the photographer during our grocery stop.  Who needs heads?
Where is Reed?  He is camouflaged and very happy.  
Ridley sat in a highchair for the first time tonight at Oliver's.  We had their amazing stingray and had a beautiful view of the ocean below. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


 We made it to Anguilla, and it is as beautiful as ever.  The beach is gorgeous with cool, refreshing water.  We enjoyed relaxing, playing in the sand, drinking fresh coconut milk, and making family memories.  We all love it here!