Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Beach!! Photos in the sand.

This past week we spent soaking in the fun of family and the sounds of the surf! We were in Duck Island, NC for a family vacation with Steve's side of the family. All members were present. 32, I think the count was! Steve is the fourth of 8 siblings. Now that those original 8 are all grown, Steve's mom and dad are adopting three girls. That brings the total of kids up to 17! You can bet that with all those kids and cousins, there was a lot of good times being had!

It was off-season so we were able to get a very nice beach house for a great price. We split the cost and took turns making meals. It all went very well with everyone chipping in to help and everyone got along so well! The house had a pool out back which was supposed to be heated but wasn't, I don't think. Anyway, that didn't stop the kids from jumping in! The breeze provided great kite-flying weather. Above, you can see Max taking a turn flying Aunt Lulu's kite.

The temps were in the 70s most days but somehow, it felt perfect in the sun most of the time and lounging, walking, and playing in the sand was very comfortable. Jeans were fine but so was a bathing suit. Perfect!

Hannah had fun digging a giant hole in the ground and laying her towel at the bottom of it. Trouble was, she didn't take the towel in with her and then the tide came in....
Below, you can see Steve and Annette helping her dig it out again.Can you see that little hint of orange? That's the towel. Keep digging!!Grayson even donned his swim trunks and sun hat for some sand and sun time.
Most of the time, this is what Gray thought of the sand.
He felt better if he just snoozed instead:Here, Steve came down to the beach and asked if I wanted to go for a walk. See that little red towel rolled up behind him in the sand? That's my boy!
When he wasn't in the towel, I carried him in my front carrier.
I really enjoyed walking along the beach.
There's Steve's footprint and little guy's beside it. So tiny and sweet.

When Gray was awake, he posed for pictures. Yaaawwwnnnn.... All in a day's work for my little man.

Ivy was a little more energetic:Jenny and little Audrey, who really enjoyed the beach.

Look at those tiny toes...and the big, look at the tiny ones instead. Aren't they cute?

I hope you've enjoyed our fun vicariously through the pictures! There are more, if you've missed them in the two posts below this one.

And, later, I may throw in a post with a picture of the sand castle that Bekah and I made. I took it on a different camera and I'm a little too lazy to go and find that right now. I also don't think that the pictures turned out that well, unfortunately, but, we'll see. It can be a surprise.

1 comment:

Hannah said...

That was Ivy, and-as you can see from the picture- she wasn't much of a help:-)