Aside from our excursions south on the ferry to Ocracoke, and north to the wild horses, we pretty much stayed at home and hung out on our beach.
I won’t bore you with more of the same beach pictures:)
The waves were a constant hit, and I don’t think the Monopoly board has ever had more action. The kite also got a lot of use. I love that I have a husband who loves to fly a kite. Makes for a fun Dad.
We went on a few long walks as well – at various times of day.
There was a red flag for swimming a few times which meant beach football and baseball was the chosen activity.
One evening, we went for a photo shoot to have our family photos done. I’m very lucky in that we all sort of like posing and getting our pictures taken (at least for a professional photographer). Can’t wait to see the results of those!
On one day the kids got a little beached out and spent the afternoon watching some TV and then I forced them to read a bit too.
|Love how Zach and Zandra posed for the the second reading picture!! Sam and Josh also got quickly distracted with the big blanket…|
One evening we had a scrumptious lobster dinner.
One day I got so fed up with all their fighting and whining and complaining that I lost it with them, gave them Kraft dinner for lunch (we were all supposed to go out for lunch), told them to be quiet and watch a movie (and not talk to each other so there was no chance of fighting) and Rob and I left and went for a really nice lunch (the perks of the kids being a bit older – we can leave them for a bit, although given their level of irritation with each other, it was a little risky). I felt better when I returned. They were calmer too.
We made several trips to the grocery store. These count as “excursions” as the stuff in there is unbelievable. The selection and different products is truly unreal. We have *maybe* three kinds of Oreos: normal, double stuff and white. Sometimes they bring ones out for a short time at certain stores, but rarely. But Oreos in the US? Oh My! Y’all have ones for Halloween!
We decided Canadians need to use the word “Y’all”. It’s such a good word. But we think you need an accent to use it because we sound a bit funny saying it.
We decided that Americans need to adopt the Canadian “eh”. It’s often made fun of and used in the wrong way, but it is a good word too, eh?
We ploughed through as many episodes of Gilmore Girls that I had brought (wish I brought more) and then started on Friday Night Lights.
We ate lots of ice cream. In bowls. In root beer. On fruit. On breakfast pancakes (that’s what vacations are for, right? Say yes to ice cream for breakfast!)
We ate lots of pie. Key lime pie. Boston Cream pie. Fruit pie. Rob and I had a fight about the fruit pie. The kids find it funny when we fight. We rarely do, so when we do, they all call each other around to observe and give the play by plays of what is happening. It’s never exciting. Often funny (in hindsight of course). We also fought about monopoly and strategy. That was a big family fight though. I sided with Josh. We were against everyone else. It turned into a big life lesson.
Night time – beautiful stars, kids staying up way too late (to the point where the littles were asking to go to bed.) All tucked in, and then Rob and I headed to the hot tub and to watch the stars on our own.
Love this life.
One more day then I promise I’m done. (Sorry, I know it can be a bore, but this blog is my memory keeper too so I try to capture it all for when my memory fails and I want to remember the little details!)