Saturday, October 13, 2012

St. Augustine, reunion of sorts.

What a treat we had the other night.  Poor Matt had been in St. Augustine all day at the hospital- was given the go-ahead to head back into town- and got called to go back.  Go figure.  BUT the boys and I were able to jump in for the ride and enjoy an evening out together in one of our favorite places.

James, "Daddy, I help you!  I help you, your bag Daddy!"

Matt and I used to go out for dates when we were still in college in St. Augustine.  I would drive down for a long weekend or break, and we have made many memories.  Favorite things: Sunrises on New Years' morning on Crescent Beach.  OC Whites.  Crescent Beach Surf Station. Cafe Havana & their live salsa music.  St. George Street.  Gelato from Cafe Hidalgo.  Shrimp Po Boy from the Florida Cracker.  Ahhh.

Speaking of: we got to take our boys for their very first visit to St. Augustine to walk St. George Street & eat at the Florida Cracker.  We've been having 'dinner battles' with our 2.5 year old strong man lately which have not been ending as well as we'd hope.  No battles this night & he ate his whole meal.  what a blessing&relief.  Trying to remember that the seasons will change as he grows & the discipline must as well.  We are being stretched & it isn't so much fun learning how to face some of the new challenges.  But, I'm glad to have the gift of recognizing my.own.need to grow alongside.  grace.

What a sweet night of perfect weather & great food & sweet family time.  We all laughed & smiled.  no one cried.  ;-)  Love the sweet intermission.

As reward for James (really because I'm just as eager), we had gelato as well.  Oh, buddy was it good.  &messy. ha.

Walking out we had to stop and show the boys the cannons in the park.  Of course James is wanting to take the cannon balls and load them in!  such a boy.  Better idea: lets ride the cannon.  Check them out.

Just because it's worth the close up:  check out the pure joy.

 What a sweet evening.  Definitely one of our favorite places & so much fun to share it with our boys.  Many more time to come.

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