Hey there! It’s Thursday, this crazy week is almost over, and I’ve got a lot more Marco Island pictures for you today. Sit back, grab your beverage of choice (no judgement!), and enjoy!
If you missed it, make sure to check out part one of our Marco trip first.
Saturday morning we had reservations for a pirate ship excursion.
The girls each got pirate mustache tattoos . . .
. . . and dolphin tattoos.
It was a big, open ship complete with a bar and a bathroom . . . which just happen to be my two most favorite things to have on a ship!!
The cruise was super cute. A pirate taught the kids pirate dances, lingo, and games. While they were playing, we were attacked by Pirate Pete! You can’t see it in this picture, but he had a super soaker with him in the boat. He kept going around and around the ship trying to soak the people on board . . .
. . . while the kiddos all defended us with their water cannons! It was silly and crazy and the girls loved it.
After the boat ride we went to lunch at the Marco Island Brewery. The Kissel girls love a giant adirondack chair!
So does Ms. Stephanie!
This guy was at the table next to ours, and we were all smitten.
After lunch we cooled off in the pool . . .
. . . and then the girls spent some time sorting through allllll their seashells.
That evening we cleaned up and headed to the J.W. Marriott for drinks and a sunset fire show. The girls allowed me to choose their cute rompers and put their hair up in buns, and they were feeling it! So many sweet people stopped to say how cute they were, and the girls were eating it up and happy to pose for pictures.
We took a bunch of sunset pictures, but none of them were very good. This is the best of the bunch . . . eyes on the camera, Matty boy!
The Heinbuchs did better!
Unfortunately, it turned out to be too windy for the fire show, but the girls didn’t mind. We had some drinks, the girls had a virgin pina colada, and then had the time of their lives doing gymnastics and playing on the beach and then dancing along to the DJ. By the end of the night they were COVERED in sand. It was everywhere. Honestly, that’s my worst nightmare, but it was worth it to see them have so much fun.
After a late night we let the girls have a slow Sunday morning . . .
. . . before we went mini golfing. This course was literally out our back gate and was so pretty.
Matty got the first (and only) hole in one!
The course had the prettiest landscaping, and I was digging these tiny little pineapples!
Gosh, did we love the front of our house!
After lunch, Lucy REALLY wanted to go to the beach and Emmy REALLY wanted to stay at the pool, so we split up for a bit.
Later that night we had reservations for dinner and decided to take some pictures in our backyard, which had a pretty steep slope. We were laughing at how distorted the slope made our legs look!
Lucy was so proud to be wearing my dangly earrings!
When Matty’s dinner arrived, we were all laughing so hard because his burrata cheese looked so sad. Can you see it . . . the hair, two eyes, and a frown face??
Monday was our last full day, so we spent part of it at the beach . . .
. . . before finishing off the day at the pool. He’s got a beer and a lime popsicle!
We had the worst pizza ever for dinner (seriously, we all agreed it was terrible), and then decided to walk back to the beach for one more sunset. All three of the Kissel girls LOVED this vanity area for getting ready.
We NAILED the sunset pictures this time. I’ll let them speak for themselves.
Someday they’ll be upset at me for this photo! haha We got back from the beach quite late and let the girls strip off their dresses and jump in the pool in just their panties. They swam while the grown ups had some drinks, and I think it was their favorite part of the trip!
Tuesday morning we woke up, packed up, and headed for the airport. Boo!
But not before driving by our favorite mailbox on the way! These cute mailboxes were all over the place, but most were just stone colored. We appreciated the colorfulness of this cutie!
And then we flew back to Michigan to a few days of good weather before the cold and snow hit again. This vacation set the bar quite high for future ones, and we’ll never forget it!