This past weekend was Evie’s second birthday! We headed down to St. Mary’s, Georgia where Jun’s parents live so we could celebrate the big day with family.
It was seriously the BEST weekend! The weather was absolutely perfect, Evie had such a good time with her grandparents, and Jun and I even got in a little alone time. It was wonderful.
We got there around lunch on Friday, and went to the historic part of St. Mary’s. We sat outside at Sharkbite Bar and Grill and soaked in the warm weather and the cool breeze. After lunch, we walked across the street and took Evie to the playground so she could stretch her legs. On our way, she spotted a huge fountain and ran up to it and literally tried to climb in it. She was yelling for us to take her shoes off and got upset when we told her that the fountain wasn’t for swimming. She quickly got over it though and after a little time at the playground, we headed over to Grandma’s house!
Jun’s parents were kind enough to offer to watch Evie for a little while while we went out to dinner. Alone. It was amazing! We went to Borrell Creek and sat outside on their deck overlooking the marsh. The weather was perfect, the view was gorgeous, and they had live music to keep us entertained! After dinner, we headed to the waterfront to eat some ice cream and enjoy being childless for a little while.
Saturday we woke up early, and let Evie open some of her birthday presents a day early. She got some new clothes, and lots of sand toys that she could take to the beach! Then we got ready to go to the beach! We drove down to Fernandina Beach to let Evie run around, play in the sand, and experience the beach for the first time.
Evie officially loved it. She ran straight down to the water (which was freezing…btw), built sand castles, and collected shells. I thought she might be a little bit scared of the water, but she was such a champ. She loved to run down and stick her feet in and chase her Daddy around. All the sand and sun made us hungry, so we walked up the beach to Sliders Seaside Grill and had lunch. It was so nice to sit outside by the beach, eat, and let Evie run around on the playground. It was a great birthday celebration.
Sunday was Evie’s actual birthday, and Evie woke up requesting “Pampakes”(pancakes) for breakfast. So Grandma made her Mickey Mouse pancakes. They were totally epic, and Evie devoured them. Later on, we did her birthday cake and more presents. One of her big presents was a sweet Radio Flyer tricycle! It was a hit! After it was put together, she wanted to ride on it constantly! We pushed her inside, around the neighborhood outside, back and forth and everywhere else. Every time we tried to come inside there was a epic meltdown because she did not want to get off!
Later, Jun and I got to go on another date. We drove down to Fernandina again and had lunch at a great little restaurant in downtown called Timoti’s Seafood Shak. Then we finished the date off with some yummy froyo at Island Time. Seriously, we had more alone time this past weekend than in the past 6 months put together. Needless, to say it was absolutely amazing, I wish we had the opportunity to do it more often.
Evie had such a great time at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Hopefully we can make another trip down later in the summer!