Sunday, August 18, 2013

Our Beach Vacation ~ Part 1

Our much anticipated week long beach vacation began on Friday, August 9th.  We had everything loaded into the car and hit the road by 9:00 a.m. to get an early start on the fun.  After grabbing a quick breakfast, we were on our way.  The kids are both wonderful on road trips although Evan's "Are we there yet?" questions have become more abundant.  He spends most of his time watching movies although he did take about a 30 minute nap.  Brody will chat, sing, and laugh with us for a little while, but he will usually sleep for a majority of the trip.  Eddie and I enjoyed talking and singing along to music which has always been our favorite way to spend road trips together since before we were married.  Road trips always make me remember some of our best times together. We began our vacation with a little stop in Ocean Isle to visit the cousins on their last day at the beach for the summer.  We met for a late lunch at a favorite local restaurant and then let the kids enjoy some time on the beach together before finishing our journey to Myrtle Beach, SC.  Upon arriving in Myrtle Beach and unloading the car, we headed out for a late dinner before going to bed and resting so we could get an early start the next day.  On Saturday morning, the kids enjoyed getting an early start in the resort's water park which has always been a favorite for Evan.  Brody is also a huge fan!

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Evan heading to the beach at Ocean Isle.

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And Brody wasn't far behind. 

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Sweet brothers walking together. 

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Waiting for Mommy and Daddy.

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Such a sweet big brother. 

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Brody and his car in the water.  Couldn't ask for a happier baby! 

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Evan playing in the waves.

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Cousin Emma has been watching too much "Teen Beach Movie" this summer.  Haha!

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Evan showing off his jumps. 

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Cool kid!

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Where did our little baby niece go? 

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Cousins Cate and Brody playing in the muddy sand. 

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They found something they enjoy doing together.  

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Evan and Reade enjoyed playing a game of "football" in the waves...mostly just chasing one another with the ball. 

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Brody likes to dunk his head in the water. 

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He loves the water anywhere!

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Running in the waves.  If we let him, he would be halfway down the beach before we could catch him.

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Walking with Daddy. 

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Just love this picture of my handsome husband. 

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Brody enjoyed riding on the lazy river in his little dolphin car at our resort. 

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Mommy and Brody playing in the water. 

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Evan loved the water slides!

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And so did Brody!

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Just look at that face. 

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Love the way he closed his eyes going down the slide. 

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Pure excitement!

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Couldn't be happier than this. 

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Brody loved the little splash pool. 

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Just loving getting water sprayed on him. 

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Playing with elephants. 

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Sweet Evan

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Happy baby. 

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Evan prepares to go down the big slide. 

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Waving to Mommy as he goes down. 

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Down he goes.  He almost stalled here because he wouldn't lay down to go faster. 

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He finally got the hang of it. 

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Our sweet big boy. 

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He still loves the little submarine that he has loved since he was 2!

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Brody loved the submarine too. 

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Enjoying letting water spray him in the face. 

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Just can't keep this baby out of water. 

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So fun!

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Exploring how water reacts to touch. 

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Our indicator it was time to get out of the pool! 
Stay tuned for more beach fun!

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  1. Wow, I love the jumping!

    1. Yes, that was my hubby's handiwork! He was feeling creative. :-)

  2. How much fun! I can't wait to read more!!! Where did you all stay? It looks amazing!!!!

    1. Hey, Tracy! We stayed at the same place we've been staying the last 4 years. It is called Dunes Village in Myrtle Beach. I would love to go to a less commercialized beach area, but Myrtle is just so much fun for kids. I am just going to enjoy this kind of vacation while my kids are young. :-)

  3. I love the jumping pictures too. And I was going to say you have a big water baby in Brody. So sweet :)

  4. You really got some wonderful pictures. It's like you had a professional photographer there with you capturing every moment. I just love the ones of the boys walking onto the beach for the first time. So pretty!

    1. Nope, just a momma who's a paparazzi! Haha!

  5. We haven't got to do a waterpark yet, this looks like fun!

    1. We've stayed at the same place the last 4 years because of the water park. It is great for the kiddos who can only handle hanging out on the beach for so long. Myrtle is just a great place for young children and makes it so easy for us parents to entertain them. :-)

  6. Looks like y'all had a blast!!

    1. We did have a lot of fun. I wouldn't mind a more relaxing vacation destination, but I would rather see the kids having a good time. They are only small for a short time after all! :-)

  7. What fun!! Thank you for sharing your sweet family!


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