Aunt Sue was always ready to hold a hand to keep the kids from washing out to sea.
Grandpa was waving to use from the deck of the house. It was a duplex with the side on the left being ours.
Jon and Dave having fun when we went out to eat.
Charlotte and Evan loved running in and from the waves. I love this action shot of Charlotte.
Grammy and Grandpa's beach umbrellas are so beautiful. I love rainbows colors.
I spent a good bit of time sitting in a beach chair reading a book while watching the kids and Jon dig in the sand. I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of sand and actually getting into the ocean. I loved listening to and watching the waves though.
I love this picture. This is the kind of image that I try to hold in my mind when they're fussing with each other.
This is the smile you get now when you tell Evan "Smile for the camera!". I love that boy.
One of the many sand creations by Jon that week. I'm not quite sure what it is.
We went to Roanoke Aquarium while we were at the beach. Evan was very tired that day.... well, a lot of the days. It was a very busy week for a 4 year old without his naps.
A blurry picture of us inside a shark's mouth
I'm not sure what he's showing me in this picture but I love his sleepy little eyes in this picture.
Jon and I took the kids to the Wright Brothers National Memorial. It was a nice little museum and a nice break from the crowds of the other attractions.
Note to self: Do not wear a skirt on a windy day.... you'll end up flashing whoever might be walking behind you. Yikes.
One of my favorite things that we did during that week was mini golf. We didn't keep score and we were loose with the rules which made it fun and relaxed. We went to the Lost Treasure golf course (complete with a huge pirate ship). You had to ride a little train to get to get to the start of the course.
Jon adjusted his dad's hat and Grandpa walked around for a minute looking like a hip-hop artist. What should Grandpa's rap name be?
Even though we weren't on the side of the course that included the pirate ship, Jon snuck the kids on for a quick look.
"Kids, there is a swimming pool across the road for us to swim in. You don't have to swim in the bucket."
I guess I didn't take any pictures from our many swims in the pool. I loved cooling off at the pool and the kids loved practicing their swimming skills.
Soon I'll show you what new skill I taught Charlotte while we were at the beach.