Monday, June 29, 2015

Vacation Sensations Part 3

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Flying their kite!

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It was perfect kite weather. It was so windy that Anna even agreed to let me put her hair up - a rare occurrence!

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The girls were delighted to meet a new little friend.

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Lunch at Sharky's, on Ocean Isle.

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Watching the fishing boats pull in

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SuSu and Kristy and I went shopping to the big gift shop, Callahan's. This was Steve's present that we brought back (along with a t-shirt) - it says "Ring for Toilet Paper" and the girls quickly ran off with it. I was able to find some fun little games and toys for the girls, that I secreted away for our drive home.

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SuSu's gift for Anna was a stuffed animal crab. Of course she grabbed the tongs and the pot and pretended to cook it. I laughed pretty hard when I saw this! There were many games of throwing the crab on the floor and shrieking that there was a crab on the loose!

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There were SO many moments like this at the beach - these two really are best friends!

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And yes, I need to include all of them.

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When Maddie got a turn to hold the kite, she took off trying to chase the kite! And of course as fast as she could run, the kite was faster, so she was halfway down the beach before Steve caught up to her!

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Last night of surf fishing. We also did a night of crab-hunting, where we took flashlights and walk up and down the beach chasing the little ghost crabs. I was impressed that both girls had no qualms about picking up those little crabs!!

This was such a fun and relaxing vacation - we had an amazing time and we wish we could have stayed a whole extra week! We'll see you again next year, Sunset!

Vacation Sensations Part 2

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Anna showing Kristy her new loom set

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This was my favorite beach trip with the girls so far. It was so much easier taking them to the beach, and so much more fun playing with them now that they are old enough to make up games and play in the waves. I also loved so very much being able to spend the whole week doing nothing but playing with them - our spring and summer have been so hectic that I felt like I was constantly bogged down with housework and trip prep/post work. So the time "off" to enjoy the girls was so awesome and I have been focusing on bringing back into our daily lives again now that our schedule has calmed down. 

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Maddie really is such a monkey.

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Helping Daddy with their annual epic sandcastle.

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Steve took probably 20 snaps of this picture and this was the best one we got. Cheeky kids!

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Anna wants to be just like her aunt Kristy :-)

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Catching some more crabs

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Maddie asked Anna to hold her cone - rookie move, Maddie.

Part 3, coming up!


Vacation Sensations

Last week, we drove to Sunset Beach for the annual Forbes family summer vacation. We were thankful to have great car rides, perfect weather, and especially no shark attacks.

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Opening Steve's Father's Day presents. The girls "made" him kid questionnaire books with some pretty hilarious answers, and we gave him a nice duffel bag and matching dopp kit. He's been using my green Vera Bradley one for years so we figured it was time for him to have one of his own!

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First crabbing session! Anna was majorly into the crabs this year so she and SuSu spent a lot of time down on the dock checking the crab trap!

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How cute is she!

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Collecting some seashells

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SuSu doing some gymnastics

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Couch cuddles

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Maddie telling SuSu how old she is. Two!

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Ahhh! Crab on the floor!

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These kids really are fearless with these things.

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Out for the first night of surf fishing. Poppy is wearing his Father's Day present, a personalized fishing vest with "Shark Master" - in honor of his annual capture of a baby shark.

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Maddie caught some fish too!

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Chilling out with Aunt Kristy

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The Shark Master didn't disappoint! He caught a shark, right off the bat!

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Stay tuned for part two!