We headed down to Orange Beach on July 4th to stay with two other couples and their kids. I'm not going to lie, I was a little worried how it would be staying in a condo where the kids outnumbered the adults but it was actually a great trip! The condo was very big and spacious with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms so that helped a lot! The 4 toddlers were on the same nap schedule so that helped out even more because one of us would stay in the room while they napped and the rest could enjoy some "kid free" time. And Anna Riley actually took wonderful naps everyday! It was, however, very hot and although I love the beach, it was just almost too hot for this pregnant Mama! I love going in May/early June when the breeze is SO nice and you could literally stay out in it all day and not break a sweat...but I was at the beach so I don't need to complain too much!! :)
We made the mistake of going out to eat one time and wow was it horrible! The kids were really not that bad considering and had we not been there for 4 hours, they would have done great! We tried going to Lulus and at 5:30 they weren't taking anymore people for the night!! SO we decided on another kid friendly restaurant, the Hangout. The wait was 1 1/2 and since we were all ready and there we decided that would be fine. The kids played in the sand and danced to the band so besides it being so hot, the wait really wasn't that bad. Once we were seated, it took another 1 1/2 to get our food. By then we were all just ready to go home and it was past the babies bedtimes. Thank goodness we had planned on grilling and making dinner all the other nights.