Wednesday, July 28, 2010

To The Beach...

After this crazy and exhausting summer, my parents decided last minute on a trip to the beach! Kerry and I had already decided that since we were building a new house we were not gonna go to the beach this summer. However, my parents were nice enough to ask us to come along with them and boy did we have a fun time!
To back up a little bit, if you read my last post you know my grandmother unexpectedly passed away on June 22nd. That was really hard on our family because we were all very close to her. It was so hard going to her apartment and moving out everything, smelling her, and just wondering why she passed away. About a week and a half after she passed away, Kaylor came down with a HIGH fever. I just thought it was one of those 24 hour fevers and that she would be fine. Well her fever would not go down! The next morning it was around 103.5 and not coming down on medicine. She was lifeless on the couch (and we all know a 2 year old acting lifeless on the couch shows that they are really sick.) Then that night it was around 104 and still not coming down with the medicine. The next morning Kaylor was up to around 104.7 so we decided to take her to Vanderbilt ER (the nurse told us to do this because it was a holiday and she was not responding to medicine). As we walked through the front door of the ER Kaylor threw up all over Kerry and all over the lobby. Kerry did not bring another shirt so he had to wear scrubs all morning. The ER experience was awful! They wanted an x-ray, which we all had to hold her down to get and they had to put a catheter in her, which we all had to hold her down again. AWFUL! They couldn't really tell us what it was, so basically we did all of that to not get an answer. She kept a fever of around 104-104.5 for the next 4 days! We took her to the doctor three different times and they finally thought she might have pneumonia without showing in x-rays or hearing it in her lungs (because that can happen apparently). So my child went 4 days with a high fever and no anti-biotics for pneumonia. She finally started feeling better in time to leave for our trip to the beach.
With all of that to say, we were ready for a vacation! We headed to Panama City, Florida. It was SO FUN! They have made it very family friendly there. About five years ago they built a huge outdoor mall called Pier Park that has restaurants like The Backporch and Margaritaville. Kaylor did great at the beach. She played in the sand, got in the ocean with us, went swimming in the pool, and acted great the whole time. When she started to get tired she would tell us she was ready to go back to the room for a nap. It was so much better then I expected.
Here are some pictures from our trip: (Sorry I put so many)
Looking at the beach when we got there:
This is what she loved doing, having us pick her up over the waves. It was tiring:

Building sand castles.

Swimming by herself with her floaties.Swimming to Daddy:

My parents and brother:

Kaylor washing her feet off after walking to Pineapple Willy's:We rented a pontoon boat for a day to take to Shell Island. It was so fun! We saw dolphins and hung out on the Island that was so pretty:Kaylor on Shell Island:Kaylor saying cheese at The Backporch:Eating at The BackporchThere were some children rides at Pier Park. Kaylor wanted to ride all of them. So we did the carousel and this ride below that was a balloon ride. Kerry said they actually went really high and fast and couldn't believe she didn't get scared. Kaylor loved it and even raised her hands while they were riding:This was the entire family at The Shrimp Boat:

We had a great time!!


~The Taylor Family~ said...

Looks like you guys had a great trip and much needed! Glad she's feeling better. This makes me wish we were there w/Addie...I know she would love it!

Jonathan and Ashley Wayland said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun! I bet you all had a blast playing with KK on the beach! How fun!!

Hubbell said...

Don't you love Pier Park! It had just opened up when we moved there and more stuff came along while I lived there. Those rides are new this year----they were putting them in right before I moved back to TN. Glad you had a fun time and Kaylor is better!

Heather said...

Courtney, what a fun trip to the beach! I bet renting that boat for the day was so much fun! I love all the pictures, Kaylor looks precious and is growing so fast!

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