How about a beach post to warm ourselves up? It’s almost like I planned it this way, lol!
Our beach vacation this year was one of the best ones yet! We had great weather and a relaxing time. Here are some highlights… Be forewarned there are quite a few pictures but we love vacation memories…
Jack was pretty impressed with a truck that sells ice cream! I couldn’t pass up the nostalgic experience.
He already knows what he is going to pick next time!
Watching the hot, fresh donuts come out of the machine.
Those were good donuts!
No picture of our giant bag of Corolla Crunch popcorn but it is greatly missed and longed for…
The pool was a little intimidating for the kids at first but after everyone got used to it, it quickly became a daily activity that everyone looked forward to.
My parents LOVE the pool and had some nice downtime when we weren’t out there with our rowdy crew!
A little Lucas loving
Our little mermaid
Grampy and Gammy got Lucas a birthday gift and we had a little pool party with locally made cupcakes.
He was a little hesitant but it quickly turned into this…
and this was just after a few licks! I’m afraid I took it away soon after.
It was a fun pool/birthday party!
Wright Brothers Museum
We have been wanting to go here ever since our first OBX vacation and the timing was finally perfect to make it happen. A few weeks before we left we studied the Wright Brothers while homeschooling. Jack was very excited to see everything when we arrived.
Jack’s shirt says, ” Two wrongs don’t make a right but two Wrights make an airplane”.
Jack and Ella sitting on the replica
Lucas was as happy as can be on my back!
Here is a close up of the monument.
Lucas decided to fall asleep probably 20 minutes before we left.
Walking back down from the monument was beautiful with views of the sea all around us.
We headed to a family owned pancake restaurant for lunch. It was delicious and may just become a new tradition.
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
This was the one day with some rain that affected our plans a bit. We were going to do our 2nd annual breakfast on the beach but we opted for the van instead. You don’t get very many re-dos with little ones so, we just made the best of it.
My little hand holders!
We checked out the nice little nature museum nearby after the lighthouse. Jack decided to use some of his hard earned vacation money (from helping Seth put in new windows and do garden work) to make a a flattened penny with a lighthouse engraved on it. I think he was very impressed with all the gears and would have made many pennies if allowed. 😉
We came across this deserted masterpiece one morning and the kids had a lot of fun playing with it.
This girl was fearless. She would just run into the waves!
Someone always had to be holding her hand or she would get knocked down. She loved it but ,my goodness it was tiring! Thankfully, my parents gave us some kid free down time and we could relax as well. You guys are the best!
Ella would find my mom’s shoes or bags and dress up during play time. This time she also used my mom’s empty Starbucks cup for a little caffeine fix. 🙂
Sorry Dad, it was either this or the one of you in the hot tub!
We had a Facetime conversation with Megan in Bahrain. Maybe next vacation, Megan and Logan can really be with us here!
We miss you and the kids keep talking about you. Seth needs more Corolla Crunch. I need some more feet-in-the-pool-sipping-iced coffee while reading a good book.
Until next time…