Monday, August 16, 2010

Beach boys

Last summer, we made it to the beach three times. We had mixed results - Will hated the crashing waves but loved the breeze. Luke loved the water but hated the sand. This summer, we've stayed pretty close to home on the weekends... a new baby can do that to you! But we have great friends who moved to North Myrtle Beach a couple of years ago and we were finally able to make the trip to see them. They thrive on a combination of boredom and chaos just like we do.

We hit the beach early on Saturday to avoid the heat and the crowds. It was perfect out! And apparently in the past year, Will has gotten over his dislike for the ocean and retained his love for wind. Luke still loves the water, and managed to tolerate the sand (I won't go so far to say that he liked it...). And Matt? Well, Matt retained "perfect baby" status and slept in the shade the entire time.

After the beach, we had lunch and a nap. We were all exhausted, not just the kids! We attempted the Ripley's Aquarium in the afternoon. Luke and Matt did well... Will had a really tough time. I am not sure if it was the noise or the crowd or the dim light. But whatever it was, it made Will cry the whole time. Despite our best efforts, we couldn't console him, so our trip was shortened a bit.

But all in all, we had a blast! It was great to catch up with old friends, watch the kids make new friends with each other, blow bubbles, play games, watch movies, tell stories, eat good food, drink good beer and catch a few suncreened rays.

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