Sunday, June 26, 2011

Back to Oak Island

Nothing much happened in the beginning of the week and then we spent the last half of the week at the beach with friends.  We went to Mimo’s beach house and we were joined by a buddy of Drew’s from high school and his family.  Drew and Matt actually knew of each other when they lived in Greenville, SC but both moved to Charlotte where they actually became friends.  Matt married his high school sweetheart (who coincidentally has the same birthday as Drew) and they have two kids, Liam (who is 6) and Clara (who is about 3 months younger than Lindy  and Will). 

We had some perfect beach weather.  We had a few slightly overcast days but they were actually fine with us.  Not quite so sunny isn’t a bad thing at the beach.  We went out to eat at our favorite restaurant, Yacht Basin Provision Company and had an amazing low country boil the last night we were there.  Fresh seafood at the beach cannot be beat!

It took the kids a little while to warm up to each other but they were buds by the end.  Liam was our ‘Lindy gopher’ the last evening on the beach.  Drew and I don’t sit a lot at the beach because the dare devil likes to take off for the water and she cannot really be trusted to stop.  Friday evening we kept sending Liam after her and we actually got to sit for longer than a minute!  Lindy loved Liam so she always came back willingly with him! 

We would usually go out in the morning around 10am, stay till about 12:30-1pm and come back and let the kids rest.  We went back to the beach one day in the late afternoon.  We got home, bathed all the kids, ate, and put them all down and got to hang out with adult interaction.  It was great!

Our kids are official beach bums and we are already looking forward to our next beach trip!

Crazy girl before we left for the beach.  The stroller and purse always go together and the ‘gloves’ are something new she liked to do with her socks.DSC_9872We painted before we left for the beach.  DSC_9880DSC_9881The first thing she did was run straight to the water.  She has no fear.DSC_9895Will on the other hand wanted to hold your hand anytime he was near the water.  DSC_9904She had a good time playing with Drew’s hat!DSC_9908DSC_9910DSC_9913DSC_9925DSC_9931Getting them to pose for this picture was quite an ordeal!DSC_9935DSC_9945Clara and LiamDSC_9958Matt, Martha, Liam and Clara at the Provision Company.DSC_9959DSC_9962DSC_9964DSC_9975All four kids at the little waterfront park in Southport.DSC_9984DSC_9990DSC_9991DSC_9994DSC_9997The kids’ chariot that took them to and from the beach each time.DSC_0002DSC_0009DSC_0011

DSC_0017DSC_0022Will banged that little racket in the water for two days.  DSC_0033DSC_0037DSC_0066DSC_0080Lindy charmed her yet another man.DSC_0084Our beachy family!DSC_0098DSC_0102DSC_0113DSC_0120Once Lindy found this boogie board she wouldn’t put it away.  DSC_0125So Sweet!DSC_0138And then the take down!DSC_0139This morning before church.DSC_0163DSC_0164DSC_0168

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