Thursday, October 05, 2006

We Spotted the Ocean

One of the big events of our summer was a week at the beach on the Outer Banks.* We had two full houses there and the boys, Patrick and I had the best time hanging out with cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, great aunts, great uncles, and first cousins once-removed. We swam in the pool, played at the beach, played in the house, caught cool bugs, watched fireworks, and didn't sleep very much at all.

Here the boys are catching their first glimpse of the ocean...

They didn't really know what to do with the sand (it was so sandy!), but they enjoyed looking at the waves (and the birds and the sand and people and dogs and kids...).

The boys also had a great time playing with their cousin Jada, who managed to fare quite well with a couple of boys who are used to shoving each other and stealing toys. She had a great trick: she would just pick up the toy and walk away. The boys still haven't quite mastered that trick yet.

The boys also had their first experience in the pool. Eli was a little nervous, but Sam took to it like a fish to water. At one point he even tried to shove off me to swim to a ball floating nearby. Here are the boys sylin' and profilin' in their shades and floaty-boats...

*Trip made possible through the generous support of the R. A. Betts Family Vacation Fun Trust. (Thanks Aunt Rebecca!)

1 comment:

Jean Joiner said...

Great Photos, Guys! Great to see some new photos of the boys. Hope you all are doing well.
Love, Jean