We left on Thursday July 2rd thinking we were ahead of the crowds but we were wrong. The drive is usually about 6-7 hours for us but traffic was awful and it was raining so it ended up taking close to 10 hours. We got desperate toward the end and let Miller run around in the Chick-fil-a playground thing, which I swore I would never do pre-kids. I've officially decided those things are genius!
The weather was gorgeous the whole time, we had a little rain here and there but nothing big enough to put a damper on plans.
It took Miller a few days to warm up to the ocean but once he decided it was safe we couldn't keep him out of it. Running from waves and screaming was his favorite. Since he's so fair skinned I like to keep a hat on him and this is the only one he would wear. It's from Hanna Andersson and highly recommend them. They have a big brim and they're bathing suit material so they can get wet and dry out easily.
Matthew on the other hand was not a big fan of the whole beach experience. I wouldn't say he hated it but I wouldn't say he loved it.
this one is similar.
Kyle and I were lucky enough to sneak out with his brothers and wives for an adults only date night!
Aqua in Duck and I thought the food and atmosphere was great! My J.Crew Factory Romper was a huge hit and I got a ton of compliments on it. If you're looking to try a romper I highly suggest this one- fit my long torso and appropriate length shorts.
I really wanted to get pictures of the boys on the beach this year but the day I had planned to do it ended up being 102 degrees. Since it was so hot we opted for pictures on the deck and they did not go well.
The beach was exhausting with two kids but the memories were so worth it! I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks for bearing with me through the photos.
Until next year OBX
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