We are finally back from vacation, we could not have asked for a better 12 days down in Duck, NC (Outer Banks). The weather got pretty hot towards the end of the trip but we still enjoyed as much beach & pool time as possible. The kids have become little fishes in the water, Carter can now swim completely under water and across the pool without using his Puddle Jumper. Reed is fearless when it comes to the ocean, he’d run right into the waves, get knocked down and give the biggest belly laugh.
I have been obsessed with Instagram for a year and a half now and I’ll be honest when I say that most of my candid snaps are taken with my Iphone so Instagram is a fun little program to fancy up those cell phone photos. I have lots of real photos to share as well that I need to edit but I love these just as much.
From L to R, top to bottom: Reed getting knocked over, boys swimming, first beach cocktail, Carter protecting Reed from the waves, first morning at the beach, yummy corn on the cob, sleeping on the long drive, playing on the beach and amazing sunset.
Carter body surfing, Daddy & his boys, Mommy getting beach snuggles, morning swim with Mommy, beach naps rule, snuggling my cool dude (can you tell Reed is going through a clingy Mommy phase?), beach workouts, Carter jumping waves with his friends, Reed & his ball.
Duck’s 4th Parade, being cheesy & romantic with our husbands, bucket head, poolside arts & crafts, kids free dinner and night out, the best wedge salad ever, kids with auntie Marie, beach buns, Abby paddle boarding.
Another kids free night out (!!!!), another amazing sunset, scallops, my 4th of July baby, our boating adventure, Mommy & her boys on the boat, more art, Carter on a boat, my all time favorite drink called an “Orange Yum Yum”.
Cuddling my Carter on the dune deck waiting on the fireworks, Carter & Abby paddle boarding, meet Crabby our newest pet hermit crab, 4th of July steamer bucket of deliciousness, Kerry & I after dinner and drinks by the sound, all the kids at the 4th parade, Carter driving the boat, sunset, and celebrating Abby’s 4th Birthday with a cake.
It was an amazing & perfect family vacation but it’s also nice to get back to reality and work.