Friday, August 29, 2014

Beach Trip ~ Day 2

The next morning, we got up and got ready to head for the beach.  Brody couldn't wait to make castles.  Evan wanted to try out his boogie boarding skills again.  The day was actually overcast, but it felt really nice and not too hot.  We got to spend a couple of hours on the beach before it started to rain.

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Both boys jumped right in to the ocean as soon as we arrived.  I was still setting up our beach gear.

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Brody didn't mind falling down in the waves.

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Brody was so excited to play in the waves.

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Running from the waves was so fun.

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Smiling for the camera.

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Just strolling along the beach.

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But he couldn't stay out of the water for long.

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We started seeing the fish jumping closer to shore and thought that probably signaled some changing weather conditions.

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Evan has always been a beach bum.  He could stay in the water all day.

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A picture of Grandma and her boys on the beach.

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Evan showing off on the boogie board.  We did have to buy him a new board this year.  His has lasted several years and finally broke in the middle.  It has gotten a lot of abuse as a snow sled. 

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Still a pro.

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Riding the waves.

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Playing in the sand.

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Cousin Grady liked playing in the sand.

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Just doing some digging.

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Little man did a good job digging and filling his bucket.

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Cousins playing "together."

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The water got them.

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Just having fun on the beach.

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Brody is a forager.  He is always on the hunt for food.  He was sneaking into the cooler.

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Grady got brave venturing into the water.

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Enjoying snack time on the beach.

Daddy was scheduled to arrive around 5:00 p.m. from Chicago.  After we ate lunch in our room (I had already been to the grocery store the previous night to buy food for breakfast and lunch for the week), we decided to just rest and then get ready to go pick up Daddy before going to eat dinner. Evan still wasn't completely aware when Daddy was arriving although he had overheard me saying Daddy was coming back early.  He was super excited when we arrived at the airport.  The boys and I headed into the terminal to meet Daddy.  Daddy's plane was a little behind schedule, but we watched it arrive on the monitor and waited for him at baggage claim.  Evan suffered a little casualty while waiting because he was being silly and running on the slick floor in his slick crocs and fell.  We got him calmed down before Daddy arrived though.  The boys met Daddy with big hugs.

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Walking in the big airport terminal.  Evan was way up ahead. 

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Brody enjoyed using all the space to practice his dancing.

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Daddy's plane is the red one.

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Happy boy.

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Brody gave Evan big hugs to cheer him up after his fall.

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And here comes Daddy!

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Evan made it to him first.

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But Brody wasn't far behind.

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Three happy boys!

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We chose seafood for dinner, of course.  

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My crab legs were super yummy.
After dinner, Daddy obliged the boys and went with us to play putt putt after dinner.  I played this time, and he just watched and tried to take some pictures.  The camera battery died so we didn't get very many this time.  This course has actually been one of my favorites since I was a kid.  It is a pirate themed course with a pirate ship and a pirate cave.

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Evan practicing his putt.  

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Brody still mostly takes his ball and puts it down by the hole to hit it in.  He did play the whole game with us though.

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Grandma stomped us all!  She got mostly all 2's and a couple of hole in one's.  

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I did consistently mediocre as usual.

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Posing for a picture with the boys.

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Little golf champ.

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I wanted a picture of us at the helm of the pirate ship, but the camera died.  I had to settle for a not great picture from the phone.

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The boys liked operating this little mining car at Long John Silver's mine.
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  1. Oh, it looks like you all had such a great beach day! I love the pictures of the boys meeting Eddie at the airport. What a sweet moment! I love that you kept it a surprise. About the fish jumping, I've always been told it's because they are being chased by predators. I could be wrong.

  2. This looks fun. I love days that are a little overcast...makes me want to go back to the beach soon.

  3. I love how much your boys obviously enjoy the water! And what awesome pictures of your boys running to greet Eddie! And I can tell I'm hungry because your dinner looks AWESOME!!! And yay!!! Mini golf. Or you know, Putt putt!

  4. Consistently mediocre.....ha ha ha!

    I'm so glad that Eddie got to come back early and didn't miss your vacation. What a perfect reunion at the airport!


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