Sunday, July 18, 2010

Weekend Beach Holiday!

This past weekend we were able to enjoy a quick trip to the beach!  We packed up some food, lots of sand toys, boogie boards, and ourselves and headed out early Friday morning.

Friday afternoon we decided we really needed to go fishing.  We spent about 4 hours fishing – Daniel was a trooper and loved it!  He especially liked touching the fish.  I actually felt sorry for the poor flounder we caught because Daniel was especially enamored of it and kept squishing it between his fingers because he liked the way it felt!  Don’t worry – it survived and we released it!

Saturday we headed to Virginia Beach and hit the waves.  It was pretty rough out there, but we braved it anyway.  Daniel who couldn’t stop talking about playing in the sand, never really played in the sand at all once he got the first wave!  He just kept charging back into the water!!  He rode the boogie board forwards, backwards, sitting up forwards, sitting up backwards, on his back lying down, you name it!  And he giggled and giggled and giggled.  He had several people around us giggling too!!  We even let him get nailed once or twice by a big wave (with close supervision AND we were right in front of a lifeguard stand).  He came up the first time after “rolling” to shore sputtering and looking at his arms and then he just shrugged it off and ran back in for more!

Afterwards we found a nice playground along the boardwalk and played a bit, the headed home.

You can see the aftermath of a day at the beach, some play time and a blue snow cone!  We had a great weekend!!                                   beach trip 7-10 001 beach trip 7-10 006 beach trip 7-10 007 beach trip 7-10 010 beach trip 7-10 011 beach trip 7-10 015beach trip 7-10 016  beach trip 7-10 043 beach trip 7-10 044 beach trip 7-10 045 beach trip 7-10 048 beach trip 7-10 052 beach trip 7-10 053 beach trip 7-10 058 beach trip 7-10 059 beach trip 7-10 062beach trip 7-10 065


Jenny and Randy said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! What a great getaway!

Tracey and Chuck said...

What all the pictures!!! Poor little fish...glad he made it back into the sea!! Can't believe how Daniel played in the waves...he is a brave little one!!

P.S. - Thanks for the comments about the eating on my blog....we have been working on it....definately a work in progress!!


Tami said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! That last picture of Daniel says it all. Blue mouth, sunglasses and the open mouth gape of exhausted sleep. He is too precious! :)

Craig and Phyllis said...

I, too, love that last picture of Daniel! That just captures the whole weekend!

Dede said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend! I think you may have a future surfer on your hands. ;-)

Joe and Renae said...

I love the last picture where he is concked out with the glasses and blue cute. looks like you guys had a blast.


Teresa & Kevin said...

That did look like a blast!! What great pictures too!! I can't believe how big he is getting!

Carey and Norman said...

What a fun weekend! Looks like Daniel really likes the ocean. He is so brave. I don't think my kids would be that brave riding the waves. Way to go, Daniel!

Are you still coming our way this August?

Christine and Stephen said...

Looks like a FUN weekend!!! I love the last picture ... he is totally worn out!!!!