Tuesday, April 20, 2010

First Beach Vacation!

Ethan & Lucas took their first beach vacation to Folly Beach, South Carolina. It's just minutes outside of Charleston. I LOVE CHARLESTON!!!! I've never been a huge history buff but I love learning everything I can about that city. If I was rich and could afford to, I'd move there in a heartbeat! But I digress.We left Sunday around 4ish in the afternoon 4/11. We wanted the majority of our drive to be during their sleeping hours. It didn't seem to matter much on the way down. They slept probably about 50% of the 10 hour drive. Thankfully the drive home was a success. We arrived at the hotel at about 3am. (we used a hotel for sleep because we weren't able to check into the beach house until 4pm Monday). Once everyone was up (we went with James' parents and brother) we headed to Folly to check in. We were about 45 minutes early so we immediately headed to the beach. This is their first experience with sand.They were more or less indifferent. I was just happy there were no meltdowns. They were interested in reaching for shells in an attempt to eat them. It was cute. I think we avoided them getting much sand in their mouths. Score! It was super windy so we didn't take the boys to the beach very much. It was more of a relaxing week than anything. Relaxing because I got some time off :) We went on a family picnic, walked the city, took a tour, went to an art fair. Laid back. Took plenty of pics of the beach and some architectural pictures of churches and iron gates. I'll be creating a tab at the top with lots of pictures, if you're interested. My MIL rented a wagon for the boys and they loved it! I guess we have one birthday gift on the list. They would get in, hold on, and just smile. They also liked all of the individual attention they were getting more frequently than they regularly do. Granted that bit me in the butt when we got home because they were used to being held A LOT and Mommy can't do that alone. I do have to say, though, getting back into our regular routine has been a bit easier than I expected. Much much easier than our 3 day trip to Gatlinburg. THANKFULLY!!

Today the boys are 10 months. I need to take a shot of them together (better than the ones I got today) and plan to post their 10 month info tomorrow!


Alicea said...

I'm glad you had such a good time and the boys were good for you!

victorian inn bed and breakfast said...

The Folly Beach is really an interesting and relaxing place to have fun and leisure with family and loved ones.

It is situated in southern Carolina and an ideal place for spending summer holidays on the soft sandy beach and lovely view of water.

Shanny said...

I'm glad you had a good time and that you were able to enjoy your time off, they boys look sooooo cute!

Shannon said...

Looks like you had a great time! LOVE the new pictures!!!

The Lane Family said...

What a fun vacation and what fun pictures of the boys!!

I am betting that there are going to be many more beach vacations in their future!!!