Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Our Outer Banks Vacation August 2014

We're having computer difficulties things are VERY slow-moving.  This post took over an hour to download pictures and text.  These are a few pics from our vacation.  We spent it in Avon this year.  The only complaint was the mosquitoes.  Other than that, it was beautifully secluded and we spent every day at the beach. 

Crab hunting at night.

Norrin got badly sunburned, so Todd picked up some colorful sunblock for his face.

Lots of water gun fights in the hot, humid weather.

Whoever said you never get a lot of pictures of your second child never met this little cutie.

Ocracoke Island

Ani's first bikini- God help me.

Norrin had no fear of the ocean and had good instincts about the waves/how far he could go/how much he could take, so I held my breath, closed my eyes and let him be the brave, adventurous boy he's meant to be.

It helped when Grandmom would be adventurous with him though :).

Ani Rose loved it when Grandmom took her out deep.

It was a wonderful vacation.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

JULY 26, 2014- CAPE MAY, NJ

On one of the rare Saturdays that Todd has off, we made a last minute decision to go to Cape May for the day.  We should have dragged the kids out of bed at 6am and gotten on the road by 7, but we maintained a leisurely pace and didn't get going until maybe 10am.  As a result, we ran into traffic.  Then, we were on the main beach for about 45 minutes before it really started raining.  Never ones to just give up, we took the kids to the arcade, then out for lunch.  It stopped raining and Ani fell asleep in the car as we drove down to Cape May Point- a rocky beach that never seems to be very crowded and has a nice mini-golf course.  As she napped in the car, the clouds started to clear and the sun came out.  Cape May Point has almost no waves, so Norrin was happy to go in (he has a love/hate relationship with waves these days) and Ani Rose was in heaven playing in the water with her two favorite guys.  We went into town to walk around and have dinner.  We didn't leave until 9:30pm and, despite the rough start, it was a truly perfect day.  There's about 500 pictures showing what a lovely time we had, but I was able to narrow it down a bit. 

As soon as the sun came out, I was a little OCD with the sunblock. 

Necessary goofy golf pose.

Looking for fish in the water.

We must have spent 30 minutes at this one hole.  You purposely put your ball down a waterfall.  The kids loved it.

Ani Rose is firmly planted in her "I'll do it myself" phase.