It sure is a lot of work to have kids, but I'd say they make most things more exciting. I like the beach, but showing it to them, helping them find seashells and build sand castles and hit golf balls in the sand and watch dolphins and dig holes to China-- it's way more entertaining than just sitting there on the sand. In addition to our beach-sitting, we went to the Wright brothers monument and museum, a kite festival in the sand dunes, to Cape Hatteras lighthouse, played some mini-golf, flew airplanes off the balcony, did some dog-walking, and Easter egg-dying and hunting.
Perhaps the most important discovery we made was that there are two parallel streets next to each other in Kill Devil Hills with some great names:
We checked out the names of the streets on both sides to see if perhaps we'd find Peapod's name. Alas, neither Baum nor Martin appeal to us. But the boys loved driving on themselves.
Here are some other beach pictures so I get them out here on the blog before I get all wrapped up in baseball's opening day today. Go Nats!
|We made a stop at Richmond's science museum |
on the way there...
|The spot the Wrights took off on their first four successful flights|
|Boy-airplanes taking off- each marker marks the|
landing spot of the first four flights
|Walking to the monument|
|Up at the monument|
|They momentarily ran out of steam after sprinting around for an hour...|
|Running from the waves|
|Finding crab parts and shells...|
|On the way to China|
|Cape Hatteras Lighthouse|
|Hitting golf balls|
|Clark's favorite was blueberry.|
|All set to dye Easter eggs with Kool-Aid|
|Aunt Anne made a March Madness bracket to determine the "best" egg.|
|The final showdown: Bunny vs. Funky Blue Buzz. Bunny was the big winner.|
|On the way to the kite festival|
|Climbed the sand mountain!|
|And ran down with Aunt Anne!|
|There was an amazing amount of sand in every possible crevice on the boys.|
|Sunset on the sound|
|Last night there- fell asleep on Dad/booth at the pizza restaurant|
|Uncle Pierre finishes his drink before carrying Sleepyhead B to the car.|