Sunday, August 9, 2015

Summer Bucket List Week 10: The Beach

We had a pretty low key beginning of the week.  I was recovering from food poisoning on Monday. We headed to the movies and lunch with friends on Tuesday, and spent an entire day lounging by the pool on Wednesday.

But on Thursday things got a little more exciting.  We headed to the beach to meet the Kruegers for our final big trip of the summer break.

My Aunt and Uncle have a little fishing cabin that they allowed us to stay in again.  The cabin is right on a river very close to Emerald Isle Beach.  The view is amazing! It was overcast most of the weekend, and rained off and on, and there was no hot water, but it did not dampen our fun or spirits. I don't think any of us could have enjoyed ourselves any more than we did...unless perhaps if Emily had been with us.   

 All of us enjoy it there, but Molly was especially happy to stay in the fishing cabin. "Mom, I love it, they decorated with all the fishes that I love!"  

The kids had fun swimming and playing around in our boat on the river.  It was about waist deep on them. 

Andrew kept trying to sneak up on this bird,.  He was never quite stealthy enough.

As I said, the beach was a short drive away, so we headed there a couple of times this weekend to play as well.  

We had a fun time cooking together at the cabin and spent each night playing games after the kids went to sleep. 

Saturday morning, we rented jet skis.  The kids and I had never ridden them before.  We all had a blast!   

At one point, Rachel hit a wave that knocked both her and Antonio off of the jet ski and flying in the air.  Luckily they were both okay.

Proof that I went out with Chad on the jet ski.  I loved it!

And proof that Molly went, too.  She actually got to ride three times, but she rode in front of the driver, so it was hard to see her.

Thank you Mom and Dad for a great vacation.  We love every moment we get to spend with you!

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