October Siesta 2015

We're back from Siesta Key. It's our favorite place to be this time of year. The warm weather, the smaller crowds, the beach & family. 

Last year, when we visited Siesta, Ryan didn't get to come. So it was so much sweeter with him here.  The first few days were a little windy and overcast, but it didn't keep us away from the beach. Then by Day 3, sunshine all day every day.  So days 3-5 we beached it, pooled it, took in the sunsets and ate all the seafood we could.

Kerigan wasn't too sure about the beach at first. (This was her first time back since she could walk) After a few hours, she was an ole pro and chasing birds on the beach with her brother. She loved the ocean. Last year, she was quite terrified of it. Not this year. That brave little bug would walk out on her own if I let her. Even if I was holding her hand she would bend down to dip her face in it then giggle hysterically.

Briggs loves the beach. He really always has. And he was ALL about making sandcastles this time around.  This trip we gave him a teensy more freedom when it came to the ocean. We made sure he always had his life jacket on. But we would let him walk/swim out to the sand bar on his own if we were in the water with him. He tried out boogie board with Ryan too. But then Day 4 came. And a wave got him in the face while he was on the board. And it was back to just toe dips for Mr. Briggs.  He no longer wanted anything to do with the waves. Dramatic just like his mama. ;-)

Day 6, we made a little trip to Disney. We rode Small World 3 times. We met Mickey and all his buddies. We stayed for "Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party" too. It was so cute and festive. The kids got to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Ryan dressed up too and was a big hit with the crowds. I will say though, if I had to choose between the two parties Magic Kingdom offers, I would pick the Christmas Party over and over again. But the event was definitely worth it. Disney never disappoints. 

Day 7 we got to visit Uncle Scotty's school near Lakeland. It was beautiful! Then we enjoyed SK Beach the rest of the day and evening. We love it here and are so thankful we got to enjoy this week with family and friends. Here are some pics and a video to highlight our trip:

And here's a little video to sum it up:

Have a great week, everyone!

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