Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Favorite Place on Earth

Last week, before the Memorial Day Weekend rush, Katie, Heather, the kiddos and I went to Fort Caswell for a few days to relax, visit friends and hit the beach.  The weather was perfect, the kids were in great moods and we had a great time.  It was right before summer staff started showing up, and that really brought back memories of my first summer on staff 11 years ago now!  whoa.  Still one of my most favorite places, and what better way to spend it than with some of my favorite people :)

our first evening there we went to the visit the beach --this is right where Katie and Tim got engaged 
although water play wasn't planned, it's impossible keeping two excited two year olds out of the water!
"i'm WET mommy!"
a beautiful sunset by Little Pier

with my tired little ones
beach the next day was beautiful.  the kids have new chairs and Nora like to sit in hers just like the big girls did. 
Holden and Auntie Heather caught butterfly clam shells--he was very excited!
watering the sand with Nanny KK

they totally rock, yes?

snack time--using shovels as bowls 
after nap, we we played on the playground for a bit and Nora went down her first big slide on her own with no prompting or help.  impressive for my timid one!

then we ate at Prov Co with Yam.  Yummy as always of course!

another pretty sunset
before leaving the next day, we went into Southport for hotdogs, ice cream and to explore a bit.  Kids had their first trolly stop corn dogs

we saved a bit of the corndog batter for the birds...Holden enjoyed chasing them...that is until i got stung in the foot by a yellow jacket and realized the whole field was covered in them.  Heather quickly scooped up the kids while Nurse Katie quickly pulled out a credit card to remove the stinger.  did you know that you could do that?

sitting on the swings while my bum foot recovered--a great time to get a pic with Katie before we parted.  of couse she moves to Louisiana just as i move to North Carolina.  We will forever live away from each other it seems....unless we decide to all move back and retire to Southport.   that would be perfect.  

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