Old Town St. Augustine

Right after Kye got up from his nap we headed to Old Town. Parking is a beast down there but here’s a tip for everyone that so many people don’t know: if it’s after 5 or all day on a Sunday then you don’t have to pay for metered parking 😉 We found a great spot and just paid enough to get us to 5:00! Zach enjoyed passing along the knowledge to anyone we saw parking! Our first stop was to get our annual pictures on the cannon. I really like the idea and concept, but we never seem to get any really good pictures on it. Here are the pics from our first year with Kye and here are the ones from last year. I’m hoping that maybe by next year Kye will sit on the cannon on his own AND manage a smile! At what age do they pose and smile on command??? 😉

 cannon kisses

 He liked looking into it more than posing on it

Zach opted to just get some pictures with the cannon balls

We walked around Old Town for a little bit looking for an ornament for our Christmas tree and a t-shirt for Kye. We found a t-shirt and the place was awesome by ironing on the year for us too so we’ll remember which trip he got it from! Didn’t have much luck with the ornament though and decided to take a break for dinner. We wanted to eat early to beat the crowds and so we could save room for ice cream. Our FAVORITE restaurant in St. Augustine is Pizzalley’s.  We’ve eaten there every time we visit (including last year!) and if you’ve never been you MUST go!

 He was in HEAVEN…bread and pizza are his favs (the bread was SO hot and we kept talking about it, here’s a video of him finally getting a bite!)

 Ready to dig in!

 chowing down

 told ya he was happy 😉

 While I LOVE the food there, I just wasn’t feeling it for some reason? I think I was still full from Subway at lunch and I’m trying very hard to listen to my body when I eat. If I’m not hungry, then don’t eat. So I only ate half a piece! Zach didn’t mind finishing off the left overs for lunch over the next couple of days though.

After dinner we walked around Old Town some more! Kye LOVES his new stroller fan (thanks to Robyn for the idea!) It was such a hit too…people kept commenting on how they needed to get one or wish they could live such a nice life to get pushed around in a stroller with a fan. He is mildly spoiled huh?

We are in the (looooong) process of decorating our house and our guest bathroom is done with lots of spanish type pottery things. We wanted to find something to put on the wall and found just what we wanted in a little shop in Old Town so while Daddy paid for it all (and had it securely wrapped so it wouldn’t break), Kye and I played in the street. We found a sturdy ledge that he could “swing” from. Great entertainment 😉

 And when that got old he had fun running, hitting the wall, and running back

 Once Daddy came back it was time to head for ice cream!

 My husband is so sweet, he thought I looked really pretty and offered to snap a pic of me by myself 😉

Another must-have while in St. Augustine is Kilwin’s. Especially following such yummy pizza (it’s funny looking back at last year and seeing that we did the SAME thing haha). We were killin’ for some Kilwin’s for sure 😉 We let Kye pick out what kind of ice cream he wanted and I thought it was hilarious that he picked Superman. Does EVERY kid pick Superman or whhhhhat?!?!

 Another great benefit of a toddler, he can feed himself so we can eat and not have ours melt!

 We both were craving chocolate (and yes, I got it on my dress…Pregnant Emily is such a messy eater for some reason!)

 He was cracking us up with his little ice cream dances between each bite

 messy mouth

 clean up time!

 Isn’t he one content little boy? 🙂

Kye’s favorite thing about the hotel room was “making forks” He still asks us to do this all the time at home. Zach stacked ALL the pillows and let Kye hide (with his “friends” of course) in the middle of the stack. Kye thought it was hilarious and would hide then jump out at us and then he’d destroy the thing by jumping all over it. At least he got some last minute energy out before bed!!!

The last game of the day…

 …and the first one the next morning 😉

It was one FULL but fun Saturday for sure!


  1. Warren Baldwin
    July 26, 2011 / 4:50 pm

    Ah, Florida. Wonderful place. Cheryl and I married and had our first two kids there. Glad you guys are having a great trip.

  2. Lori
    July 26, 2011 / 5:24 pm

    Sounds like a full, fun day!  The pizza looks fantastic!  

  3. Robyn Mullican
    July 26, 2011 / 8:40 pm

    I absolutely LOVE old town!  It's my fav part of St. Augustine.  I'm so glad that you had a good trip right when you needed it!  I totally kept waiting for a pic of the ice cream on your dress – haha.  😉

  4. Katie Potter
    July 27, 2011 / 2:29 pm

    Looks like you guys had a ton of fun!!! 🙂 Side note, WHERE did you get that dress??? I love it!

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