Saturday, July 28, 2012

Beach Week 2012

We spent a week at Pine Knoll Shores a few weeks ago.  As always, it flew by way too fast but we had a great time.  Get ready for photo overload.  I took so many pictures and had a hard time deciding which ones to post. 
Madeline looks so grown-up here! She and Lydia loved boogie boarding.

Margo pretended it was a surf board.


Madeline and Margo buried Lydia in the sand.  I believe they said they were making her a pregnant mermaid!

Margo enjoyed playing in the sand and making crab soup!

We visited the aquarium.  This year they added a penguin exhibit and the girls seemed to enjoy that.

Trying to touch the stingray!

Lots of fish!

The shark tank is always a favorite. 

Margo loved the sea turtles.
What's a beach trip without a trip to Wings?!? The girls love going there and we do too!
The girls in front of the pirate at Michaelangelo's Pizza.  Notice the sign in the background that says 'Please do not hang or stand on the pirate."  Oh well.....

S'mores at Amos Mosquitos.  This has become a tradition at one of our favorite restaurants.

The girls asked us all week to go to the Sweet Spot in Emerald Isle.  We finally made it there and they were happy!  They had ice cream before filling their bags with candy, gummies, etc.

We had shrimp burgers from Big Oak Drive-In twice during beach week.  They are so good! 

Just goofing off outside Clawson's in Beaufort.  The weather was perfect in the evenings along the waterfront!  See how Madeline's hair is blowing in the wind!

We went to Shackleford Banks with the Westbrooks on their boat on Friday.  We always love seeing the wild horses.  See how close Lydia and Margo are to this one!  Lydia actually touched this horse.  Even though they are wild horses, I think they are used to being around people.

Another view of this horse after it was walking on the beach.

That evening we all ate at Beach Bumz on the Morehead City waterfront.

All the kids hanging out on Neptune.

You know I had to get my annual beach pics of the girls.

They are getting so big!

Miss Margo is such a little ham!




We always love looking at all the yachts and boats on the Beaufort waterfront.

Our happy beach babes.

Sunset at Pine Knoll Shores.  It was a great week.  Already looking forward to next year.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Splish Splash & 4th of July

Margo had her birthday party last Saturday at the Splash Park.  It was so HOT that day.  I'm so glad we did not have her party outside.  I was worried that the frosting on her cake would melt just trying to transport it from home across town to the aquatics center.

Here is the cake I made for her party....Hello Kitty, of course :)

Blowing out the candles.  She couldn't get them blown out on the first try.  Lydia helped her and by "helped", I mean Lydia blew them out!  Margo got a strange look on her face like, "What just happened?"  Later that night at home, Margo had a meltdown about Lydia blowing out her candles.  We had to re-light four candles on her mostly eaten birthday cake, sing happy birthday again....the whole nine yards. Even after all that, I still had to dry some tears.  She said that she's going to blow out Lydia's candles on her next birthday!

Opening presents, surrounded by lots of sweet little people!

Party time!

They had a blast!

That is Chris, Brianna's daddy, that Lydia is using as a horse.  I think the kids loved using him as a jungle gym.

Margo even got her name in lights!  A special birthday greeting :-)

Margo had a great time at her party.  She is already planning next year's birthday party.

Here are the girls at our neighborhood 4th of July parade.  It was hot that day too!  David took the girls to the parade while I slept (I worked the night before).

Brayden and Margo on their bikes...pimped out in patriotic decor.

Madeline rode her Green Machine in the parade.

Margo on her bike.

Lydia and Anna.

We've been spending lots of time at the pool.  It's a good way to cool off with all the HOT summer days we are having.  Margo is getting more comfortable each and every day with her jumps, cannonballs, going down the slide, etc. We all went to the pool today and I decided to take some action shots of David and the girls.

Miss Margo jumping off the diving board without her floatie!  Daddy is right there to help her.

Jumping in!  She loves to jump in.  

David had to show off his skills!  Here he is doing a back flip.

Here he is diving.  Notice his perfect form.  I love taking all these action shots with my new camera!

Lydi-bug doing a fancy jump!

Margo also loves the slide!

Madeline's turn.  My big girl...she looks like a teenager here.

Stay cool, everyone!