November 25, 2011

Final Day of Vacation

For our final day in South Carolina, we headed to Garden City for a last look at the ocean.

This trip was truly a blessing for the three of us. We are so thankful for the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of our daily routine and take the time to enjoy new surroundings and each other.

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

For our Thanksgiving meal, we headed over to the Carolina Roadhouse.

The food was delicious, and Porter had a wonderful time coloring pictures for mommy and daddy!

Later in the day, we went to the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier in North Myrtle Beach. This turned out to be quite an experience!

While we were there, the person on our right caught an octopus, the person on our left caught a 3 foot shark, and we saw a dolphin swim by right in front of us!

Dolphin Swimming By

November 22, 2011

Broadway at the Beach

Today, we decided to go to Broadway at the Beach. It was a lot of fun!

Porter seemed to enjoy the fountains the best.

He stopped at every fountain there and studied each one very carefully!

Porter did LOTS of walking while at Broadway.

All that walking wore him completely out! Here he is hitching a ride on Daddy's shoulders.

November 21, 2011

Brookgreen Gardens

Today, we went to one our favorite spots in all of South Carolina: Brookgreen Gardens!

This place has hundreds of statues that are just amazing. Here's Porter giving a very large pig a hug. So sweet!

Brookgreen Gardens is a majestic place. It is absolutely beautiful, and a delight to visit year after year.

November 20, 2011

Fun in the Sun

This morning, we headed to our favorite playground in Myrtle Beach. It was amazing to see the difference a year can make!

Last year when we brought Porter to this park, he had just started crawling. Now, he is able to climb on all of the playground equipment and keep up with the big kids!

Porter's favorite part of all playgrounds: The slides!

I love this picture of Porter. He looks so stoic!

After our playground adventure, we headed to the beach! Porter seemed fascinated by the sand!

Then, he saw the water! It was all we could do to keep him from jumping right in!

Here's Daddy and baby watching the ocean waves.

Porter loved feeling the cold water hit his little feet!

November 19, 2011

Myrtle Beach or Bust!

After a 10 hour journey south, we have arrived in Myrtle Beach for our annual family vacation! Porter did a wonderful job in the car, and even took a few naps on the way there. So cute!

During our first day at Myrtle Beach, we headed to Barefoot Landing for lunch. On the way, Daddy and Porter found a lovely pond to observe.

Then, Porter found a cow! This, of course, was an amazing discovery for him!

November 13, 2011


Today, Porter's Grandma and Grandpa Gauder took him to see cows. He even dressed up for the occasion!

November 8, 2011

Visit with Grandpa

Today, we headed over to Grandpa Gauder's for a visit.

Porter had a wonderful time!

He got to play on Grandpa's mower and look it over very carefully!

Then, Porter "helped" Grandpa rake leaves.

Grandpa has a lot of leaves for a baby to play in.

Porter had a blast as you can see from the video below:

Also, here's Porter and Grandpa Gauder taking a ride on the Grasshopper:

November 6, 2011

Sleepy Bubby

Today, Porter fell asleep on our car ride home from the mall. I just love his little arm up blocking the sun. It's so dramatic!

The arm falling is pretty good too:

November 2, 2011

November 1, 2011


Porter loves to say "cheese" when getting his picture taken!

Porter says, "Cheese!"