Sunday, August 25, 2013

More Beach Fun

As you can see, a whole week at the beach means a lot of pictures get taken.  The remainder of our beach trip was spent soaking up the sun for a couple more days until the rain came in on Wednesday afternoon.  We had a couple of rainy day activities lined up for the last couple of days so it worked out okay.  Evan seemed to grow tired of the beach by that time anyway.

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We tried to recreate some pictures from Evan's first trip to Myrtle Beach when he was 2. 
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Oh my, this one was not a happy one!
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Comparison #1 ~ They both loved the water. 
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Comparison #2 ~ And they were both pretty excited about the waves. 
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Comparison #3 ~ Evan looking pretty serious in both of these. 
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Our seashell treasures

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We did find some rather interesting shells this time, including a ponderous ark, many cockles, what I believe is a one-tooth simnia or lettered olive, a slipper shell, a shark eye or moon snail, and a coquina still joined together. 
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Evan watching the waves. 

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Brody enjoying a little snack on the beach. 

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Cute little sandy toes. 

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Watching the big boys playing football. 

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Evan has gotten so good at catching and throwing.  He could be a quarterback or a receiver!

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Check out that arm!

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Preparing to catch it. 

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Brody still enjoys his cars the most. 

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Evan pretended to be a lifeguard. 

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He would get all the girls! 

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Handsome lifeguards!

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After Dinner Walk on the Beach

After eating dinner at a restaurant right on the beach, we couldn't resist a little evening stroll in the setting sun!  It was so nice and cool in the setting sun with the ocean breeze blowing on us. 

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Daddy and his boys

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Mommy and her little man

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He's always been so good to his mama!

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And always gives her the sweetest kisses!

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Walking with my boys. 

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Yes, Brody couldn't resist getting in the water and was soaked!  We enjoyed dancing on the beach though. 

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Just a perfect evening!
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Evan and Brody just enjoyed running around on the nearly empty beach. 

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There were lots of little shallow puddles all over the beach for Brody to jump in and run through.  

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Evan was styling with his sunglasses on his head. 
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Cute little beach bums. 

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Brody pointing to a plane in the sky.  There were always little airplanes flying banners with advertisements overhead. 

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He loved the sand between his toes. 

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Happy water baby!

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Brothers and best friends playing together. 
Evan builds a car!

Talk about a tourist trap!  Broadway at the Beach seems to be filled with these places that can really suck your wallet dry.  Evan had seen this new store where you can build remote control cars on our last trip and decided this was the special treat he wanted on our beach vacation.  It is kind of like Build-A-Bear Workshop for boys.  He picked out a body for his car that looked like Iron Man and then picked out some rims that had dragons on them.  It was a pretty cool looking car.  Daddy discovered that it cost $20+ extra to make it a remote control.  Sigh!  Although it turned out to be a pricey experience, Evan really enjoyed it, and Brody enjoyed testing out the cars in the store.

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Evan gets assistance with building his car. 

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He looks so big!

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Putting on his cool dragon rims.  Yes, the tongue sticking out is a must.  

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Hard at work!

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Using the power tools. 

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Little Mechanic

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And I can see us having to do this one all over again in a couple of years with Mr. Car Man Brody!

Dinner with Pirates!

We ate dinner at Key West Grill at Broadway at the Beach.  Evan always loves seeing the pirate statues.

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Lifelong friends? 

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Brody actually seemed more wary of this one than the skeleton.  Ha!

Riding the Myrtle Beach Skywheel!

This was another "tourist trap" that was recently added to this resort town.  Evan wanted to ride this big ferris wheel, but I wish we hadn't waited until a rainy night to ride it because we couldn't really appreciate the beautiful view of the ocean.

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It was lit up beautifully at night. 

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So pretty!

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The little closed in carriages you ride in. 

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Me and my boys enjoy the ride. 

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Daddy and Brody cheesing for the camera. 

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  1. 1) You know a lot about seashells. Way more than I do!

    2) I love your outfit in the "evening walk on the beach" pictures.

    3) The build-a-car seems really cool. I can see Sam loving it in a few years too.

  2. I am with Natasha. Gorgeous outfit for your beach walk. At first I thought it was a dress and I really like it. Then when I saw it was a top and capris I LOVED it even more. You look so pretty in that color.

    And you know I am always a fan of comparison pictures. The second one of the boys at age 2 is great.

  3. Y'all got some awesome shells. We didn't see any shells like that in Destin. You look stunning in you walk on the beach pictures!


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