The Saturday that we were leaving for the beaches of North Carolina (the Outer Banks) the kids had German school, Isaac had a t-ball game, and Brian just had to go hunting. So he started off in a great mood because he killed himself a buck.
We stopped to spend Saturday night with the family that was going to the beach with us. Our godson is two months younger than Judah and has been walking for a while now. The minute we put Judah on the ground with Ned, he took around five or more steps from me to his dad. Up until then it had only been three steps, at most. He just needed someone his own size to show him how it's done. He's still not walking everywhere, but he tries to walk before falling and crawling almost all the time. He's up to ten-ish steps without falling now.
We went to Mass together the next morning and headed out around lunchtime. We stopped at the famous Weeping Radish restaurant and brewery (it's always a brewery!) Brian really wants me to join in his love for beer tasting hobby, but I really don't like bitter stuff. I am a sweet kind of girl. However, this place had a hefeweizen that I liked.
|These two champs were excellent even after Mass and a long drive. They sat in their highchairs and had a grand old time.|
The weather was not great for a good portion of the trip, but only one day was rainy. Lots of days of cloudy skies. We still tried to get to the beach as often as possible in the mornings. It was a very short walk to the beach, and the beaches were not crowded at all.
|The Go-pod bought me major freedom on the beach. He was able to eat lunch in there and hang out a while so I wasn't having to watch him try to eat sand and shells the whole time.|
|Drew asked me to build him Batman and Robin in the sand. The ocean was a little too rough for him to hang out there.|
|Somebody LOVED the beach!|
|One of the days I spent a lot of time chasing him into the ocean, but the rest of the time he was pretty content withe sand.|
|A few times during afternoon naps, I got some kid free time on the beach.|
|See the clouds. Not perfect weather.|