We've been on vacation for the last week. We rented a condo on Casey Key and spent some glorious sun filled days playing on the beach. This was our view outside the condo.
Aidric is a total beach bum and couldn't get enough.
Grandma and Pop pop brought the kids kites and Aidric got a kick out of flying his.
Dakota took a little while to warm up to the beach.
But she enjoyed some good games of chase with the waves.
We also had this awesome storm go through one evening around sunset.
Most importantly we had a fantastic time relaxing and bonding as a family.
But back to that drink... A trip to the beach wouldn't be complete without some tasty watermelon to cool down with in the hot afternoon. The kids like to eat it strait up but sometimes I like to be a little creative.
A relaxing afternoon spent swinging and watching the waves... and enjoying a deliciously refreshing watermelon spritzer.
2 cups watermelon
Juice from 1/2 lime
1 cup Sparkling water
Fill two glasses 1/2 way with ice
Combine watermelon and lime juice in blender and blend until smooth.
Divide mixture between two cups.
Top with 1/2 cup of sparkling water and stir.
My official taste tester was happy to do a little work ever though we were on vacation.
She gave the "fizzy watermelon" a thumbs up!
This is an excellent way to cool down- even without the beach.
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