Jarrod and I decided to join Jeremy, Melissa, and Jackson on a last minute trip to the beach. We took the boys to Orange Beach and learned what it was like to vacation with toddlers. Melissa and I braved the trip down there with the boys by ourselves in their car. Thank the lord for DVD players! Judson introduced Jackson to Barney and I am pretty sure Melissa is hoping Jackson forgets about the big purple dinosaur. We made it with only a few minor meltdowns.
Once we got there, the boys loved being together. They enjoyed playing in the sand at the beach, being silly in the condo, and Jackson even convinced Judson to play in the pool a little bit. (He has been scared of the pool all summer.) It is so fun to watch these cousins grow up together.
On the way home, Melissa and I got smart and made the boys ride with Jarrod and Jeremy a little bit. I think they appreciated their quiet ride down there after that experience. All in all, the boys did great, and I think it was even relaxing for the adults as well. Judson was sad for our beach vacation to end. He has been asking for "Jackson" and the "condo" all day. Maybe next year, buddy!