Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vacation recap

So we did the whole OBX thing and the kids had a fun time but dang that was a long time in the car!

It started something like this

thanks in part to us getting to leave in the afternoon after a long day of playing, she slept for a little over an hour and it was nice and peaceful. We stopped after a while of driving and stayed the night in a hotel and woke and drove the rest of the way in the next day.

It has been years since I have been on a beach other than those full of fluffy white sand and nice pretty blue/green waters that you can float in for hours (which is exactly what we do). The ocean in NC is cold, I mean like wow cold and the waves OMG the waves.

Friday we went to the horse beach, which has wild horses and you can drive on it! The kids thought that was super cool and when a car gets stuck and you can sit and watch them dig themselves out it is lots of fun. But it is weird to have to worry & watch for cars and pray that one of the crazy a$$ drivers that are going incredibly to fast on a beach won't run my kid over while frolicking in the sand.

Abby loved riding the waves at the horse beach on Friday

It took a bit more convincing on Wyatt's part-he wasn't a huge fan of the not warm like FL waters, but he did make it in and then had tons of fun riding with daddy and playing with his cousin.

Saturday we went to the beach at the house and the waves once again were just crazy, Abby didn't make it far into the water that day because it was all I could do to get myself out with out drowning. There were lots of wardrobe malfunctions with the bikini, and a few times of getting knocked off my feet and scurrying back up to get a breath of air and try to not get knocked down again by the next humungo wave! I boogie boarded like I had never before, on one wave I got airborne not once but twice! It was lots of fun though.

In the evenings we played in the pool and hot tub or as Abby would say "hot pool"

They had races on the beach-which abby held her own against the boys, the girl is fast!

they dug holes

and they destroyed sand castles that were built with such tlc

oh and they got to drive a golf cart which let me tell ya was a hold on for your life ride:)

Abby had the looking cute on the beach thing locked in yet again

We also forced everyone to pose for nice pictures the last night but more on that painful experience later.

We were so glad we made the trip to Duck it was a short but sweet trip where tons of memories were made between cousins that don't get to see each other nearly enough. We hope to do the whole beach thing with them again, maybe we can convince them to come check our favorite spot in the sand out next year.


Kurt and Samantha said...

Lucky girl 2 beach trips in one year! Good pics!

Elizabeth said...

Looking forward to my boys making fun memories with their cousins one day. Looks like they all had a blast together.

Creepy said...

I'd love to check out that horse beach!

I can't believe how warm our water is way up here in Mass. I went the other day and it was like bathwater! So nice.

Smoochiefrog said...

Love how she's sleeping! It's so cute how little ones can sleep anywhere and in any position. :)

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I love all your pictures. Looks like you all had a great time!

Bad Mommy said...

For a second I thought you were going to say that you "rode" wild horses... I should really learn to read.

The b&w suit is absolutely adorable. Can't wait to see the family pictures. ;)