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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Going to the beach

Last week we made a day out of going to the beach.  First the kids went on another ferry ride on another super windy day.  They just love it!  Then we went to Fort Macon.  Fort Macon was built prior to the Civil War and is just very cool.  It is right on the water and has great views of the Atlantic Ocean.

There is an indoor museum with different displays of medicine from the Civil War era which is very neat.  There is also lots of displays about ocean life and the kids like that part the most.  The nerdy adults like the history stuff.  All of the inside stuff is fun, but the real treat is the fort.  It is a huge hole in the ground with rooms.  It is just amazing.  It is also a little unsafe because there are no railings so it makes this momma a little nervous.  Thankfully we all left injury free!

Looking down several doorways 

All the kiddos and Meghan

After a little history lesson it was time to play and play the kids did.  We arrived at the beach around 10:30 and some of them had to be told to eat.  That never happens!  It was a rough day...a yellow flag day at the beach so the waves were bigger than normal and it was rough overall.   That meant the kids were not allowed to go out very far, but they did not care.  The waves were breaking close to shore and there was still lots of fun to be had.

Drew and Elena...she hated the water last year and loved it this year
Jonah and Maya
Hanna, Maya, and Jonah
Emma and Maya
Jonah and Hanna...these two were in the water all day!
Drew and Jonah
Drew and Samuel
The rough waters
In addition to "body surfing" there was a lot of playing in the sand.  I love the beach, but I do not like to  be covered in sand.  The kids LOVED to be covered in sand.  Five of them were buried in sand!

The little girls playing with Meghan

Emma buried
The little girls loved chasing the sea gulls.  It was so funny to watch.  To give them some help we dropped crumbs so the birds would come close to them.  Elena and Leah were just giddy.

After several hours of playing in the sun and sand it was time to go home.  Everyone was a little tired...especially sweet Leah!  Until next year Atlantic Beach....

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