Waking up to a spectacular sunrise is the way to go.
I love to sleep in, but in the Outer Banks, I love to watch the sunrise over the ocean for at least the first few days. It always takes me time to unwind and my body adjust to sleeping in.
Our first real day on the beach was pretty nice.
The kids slept in (except for Zach who ran with Rob and me early in the morning), and then started a game of monopoly (sort of – they created some of their own rules too, which tends to cause some conflict) and worked on a puzzle.
We headed to the beach which is our backyard. The kids used some boogie boards which we purchased earlier and had a blast until the lifeguard kicked everyone out of the water for the day due to some pretty serious rip tides. The kids were disappointed, but spent the day playing beach football, digging holes and playing some other ball game with Rob. They also created their own beach baseball game too.
One thing is for sure, as much as they fight (and they do, trust me; and then I do lose it on them, trust me), they are pretty good about creating their own games!
Rob and I were also able to walk the beach, and sneak in some reading and quick naps on the beach. Of course he always ends up on a conference call at some point too:)
|The house we rented; Rob on a call: Rob throwing the ball to the boys – a game of “fetch”, lol! (We also gained a child for this game— we often have kids join us. People must think we run a summer camp!)|
The sunset was just as spectacular as the sunsets.
While dinner was cooking, we started to play some cards, and then watched the end of “Remember the Titans” (awesome movie). We hit the beach at dark for flashlight tag and Starlight, Starbright, and then spent some time soaking in the hot tub (our house comes with one this year!)
Again, a perfectly, amazing day!