This is Lobster Boy, or if you're being politically correct I guess you could call him by his real name which is Grady Stiles. There was a time when I was so interested in this guy, I would watch any special about him that was on TV, read any book about him that I could get my hands on and listen to anyone who had something to say about him. I'm sure you're wondering why and I don't have an answer for you. Just some weird faze I went through I guess.
Anyway, this post is NOT about that lobster boy. This post is about these lobster boys:
In a couple of weeks, it will be the beginning of lobster season and for two days before lobster season opens up to the commercial companies they have mini lobster season so that people like us can go catch some for ourselves. We decided we would head down to the keys with Mel and Landon to join in the hunt.
Correction: The boys would join in the hunt while us girls and the kids did a lot of this:
This was the biggest hawaiin ice I've ever had. Yummy... as you can see Owen couldn't get enough. He wouldn't even take a second away from trying to eat it to smile for the camera.
Oh wait... that's not a picture of us, it's a picture of a person we saw while we were sitting on the beach people watching. Is he wearing shorts? Who knows... we couldn't tell from this view.
Anyway, we got to the Keys and dropped the boys off at their camping spot:
And we drove to our camping spot:
We decided since it's like 100 degrees outside that it would be better for the kids and the moms if we slept in a nice air conditioned room while our men went and hunted our food for us.
They were naturals! The first day they caught tons of them, unfortunaately, only one was big enough to keep. The second day however, they had better luck and caught all of these:
After they were done lobster fishing the second morning, we decided to meet up with them and play at the beach for a while. Me, Mel, Eli, Tyler and Owen did this:
Don't they make a cute couple? So funny, I went to get the camera and I look back and Tyler was playing with Eli and they seriously looked like this cute little family under the umbrella out on the sandbar.
Oh and Owen did a LOT of this:
Seriously, what is it with my child and ramps or stairs? Is it like this for every child? He can not go anywhere with either of these things without wanting to climb them. He had a whole ocean in front of him and this was his favorite activity.
While we were playing in the ocean and on the stairs, Landon did this:
And came back with this:
Owen loved it:
So cute. Maybe next year when we go we'll strap a lifejacket on Owen and put him on the front of the paddle board. That way he can tag along to catch some of the little guys.
Tonight we reaped the rewards of our husband hard work and thouroughly enjoyed every minute of it:
Before the gorging ensued:
And the aftermath:
Side note: I got a new phone last week and I added this truth or dare app. It's hilarious. Tyler and I played it pretty much the whole way there and the whole way home. It has the funniest dares on there. This is Tyler doing the Robot:
And me acting out a scene where I get poisoned and die a slow death:
Owen was so entertained while we played. Especially when Tyler had to sing "I'm a Little Teapot" while doing the actions and I had to sing a Britney Spears song. I promise if you ever come visit us, we'll be playing.