We just returned from Grayton Beach, Florida after a week full of quality time with Ethan's family, lots of sun (too much sun - we all feel like crispy toast!), relaxation - just a really great time. We've never spent an entire week at the beach and it was just SO GOOD. We were totally spoiled. This has been a summer for the books. We were all talking and the boys agreed that this has been the best summer yet for our family. Now that the boys are older and more self-sufficient (i.e. no more babies to take care of!) things are so chill. It's great! They definitely have their moments (all kiddos do!) but they get along pretty great as brothers and they are becoming their own little people with such fun personalities.
My niece Cecilia was at the beach as well and I planned this little photo shoot months ago knowing that she'd be there. It's very rare that I have a cute little girl to photograph (I'm endlessly surrounded by boys! but cute ones at least!) so I knew I wanted to do some shopping for cute girly things. I've always been a HUGE fan of Misha Lulu... I loved this dress from their retro circus line, and I wanted to incorporate the bold black and white graphic look into Campbell's outfit. I had a hard time finding a black and white striped tank top (a tank top felt very circus-strong-man!), but I finally found one at H&M (of course!) as well as the shorts that had colors that complimented the dress. I asked my sister-in-law Heather (Cecilia's Mom!) to fix her up in maiden braids. Don't they look adorable together?!
I like to call the photo below their kid fashion magazine spread ; )
I love Grayton because it's full of old quirky beach houses and has gone untouched and uncorrupted by big money and ginormous condos! It's wonderful! It has such a small town feel, gorgeous old twisty trees, jaunty old rustic buildings. The photos above were taken in front of a cute pink house I found. We drove over to Seaside which admittedly does NOT have the same charm as Grayton, but is still pretty nonetheless (they filmed the Truman Show here, did you know?).
These two did such a great job, didn't they? Okay, okay, I bribed them with treats afterwards. ; ) It was so much fun. I love that my kids have so many cousins! Cousins are so fun. :D