Monday, September 12, 2011

Stephens Family Beach Trip Day One: Paigee's Birthday

Happy Monday!
We're at Emerald Isle now and the weather couldn't be more perfect.
Not all of the family is here yet but about half of us.
The rest get here tomorrow.
After arriving we unpacked, hit the pool then got ready for dinner and our niece, Paige's 3rd birthday celebration.

Here's SIL Robyn with Reed on the top balcony of our oceanfront house.
 This is our second year coming and staying in this house.
It's perfect.
 Yes, I have to do a family photo shoot each night because I'm a cheesball.
 That's why I'm going to try and post throughout the week so I don't kill you guys when I come back.
 Cousin Mike walking the kids down to the beach.
 Mike's wife and daughter, Kathy and Katie.
So fun being here and not having to work.
 As you know, Brad and I rarely vacation where we aren't 'doing' something.
Here's Katie and her boyfriend Tim.
 We are taking turns cooking each night.
Last night my MIL and FIL were on point and cooked lasagna.
 Then the birthday celebration started.
Remember how I told you I got Paige a real pageant style tiara?
Well, she loved it!
 I had to have Reed something too because he gets a bit jealous on other people's birthdays.
 Cake time!
Note-- Reed's face.
The jealousy only gets worse.
I'm sorry but I had to laugh.
 Brad and I also got Paige a stroller for her babies.
It was, and still is, a huge hit.
 Well, with everyone but Reed.
 Told you, it got worse.
I was looking at these pictures with him this morning and he told me.
'I was upset.  I wanted gifts too!'
I told him it wasn't his birthday so deal with it.
 Miss Priss is still styling around the house today.
Brand new headband, handbag, sunglasses, stroller.
She's ready to take on the world.
More to come!


donatelli98 said...

Looks like my house - with one kid upset about the other getting something! Sometimes you just have to laugh! They are both so precious! Love Paige's look with her tiara on!

Unknown said...

LOVEN' all this family time!!!!!

*kiss kiss*
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Annie said...

They are precious! Enjoy your time away!

I Do Declare said...

I am a little jealous about your beach times, looks SOOOO relaxing! What are you and Brad cooking when it's your turn?

April of Smidge Of This said...

Okay ... those pictures of the kiddos are too funny! I love that you captured the pouting on film -- blackmail! :)

Monica said...

LOL! I love Reed's jealousy. So funny.

The Lenzers said...

I wanna go next year....OMG I need a vacay! the other kid is always jealous but I do not give gifts to the others. I know families who give the other kid as much as the bday one, so wrong!

The Soladay Family said...

Love this post! Ha! You never know how little ones are going to react!

What a beautiful play y'all are staying, and the beach...can't wait to feel the sand in less than a month!

teresa-bug said...

I will be in that area for work in a couple of weeks. I got a condo on the beach instead of a hotel room. Might as well enjoy myself while I work!

Ashley said...

LOL!!! Poor Reed, but that is funny. He will learn the lessons of life. Maybe on Paige's bday you can point out what a good sport she is ...assuming she doesnt get as upset! IT looks so fun and what a great spot on the ocean!