After spending nearly two weeks indoors due to rain, we went to my grandparent’s house in Jacksonville Beach! They live about five minutes from the beach and we absolutely love the city, so going down there is always such a treat. There are countless things to do with the kids and that makes it fun for our whole family. We already have another trip planned in July and have a list of new things to do and places to explore.
We went down there to escape the rain, but unfortunately, summer afternoons in Florida are pretty rainy, too. We did still make it to the beach one day and definitely made the most of it! My kids had an absolute ball!
What trip to Jacksonville Beach wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Nordstrom and the Town Center? If you love to shop, this place is everything. They literally have…everything. It is huge and pretty overwhelming, but in a good way. I love visiting all the stores we do not have in my hometown. Ryan and I got to escape during the kid’s nap time for a couple of hours and grabbed some coffee and went shopping. A.K.A. the perfect date. In my opinion. ha
You’ve already seen these photos on my insta-stories if you follow me on Instagram, but I couldn’t help but share them here, too! My babies are so cute on the beach in their swimmies! I was swooning over them. Sophie’s curls? I died. They are just like mine – get better at the beach! I was so excited that this year, not one of my babies cried over the sand. That has been an issue in years past.
The original pink door…also known as my grandmother’s door. I have always loved her pretty pink doors. Her house is straight out of the 50’s with a few 70’s updates and I am obsessed. It’s like stepping back in time. Those laid back vibes fill her home and something in me never wants to work while I’m there. Which is why I didn’t. It was so nice to unplug. This tank is a summer must-have! It is so comfy, easy and the little flamingo on the pocket makes it!
My little buddy enjoyed his ice cream cone so much that it was dripping all the way down the highchair (that is also from the 70’s) and we gave him a good bath afterwards, but man was that face so worth it!
One day, we went to a park that is close to my grandmother’s house and the kids loved it so much. It also had a splash pad that they enjoyed. While we were not prepared to play in water at the time, I told them to go for it and it was a blast – soggy diaper and all. We are so looking forward to our next trip down to Jacksonville Beach next month!
Are you traveling any where this summer? If so, tell me where you’re going in the comments!