Friday, July 17, 2009

Our Family Vacation in Nags Head 7/2-7/12/09

This is all for from the bottom up!

Apparently, someone got a hold of my camera!
Lauren has been with us since Weston turned one. She is leaving for UVA in the fall and we will really miss her!:o(

All that sun and castle building really wore Ella out!

This is what happened to Chad while he was "saving Weston from the wave." He's our hero! hahahaha! *Please ignore the crack.*

While Ella built more sandcastles...

It wasn't anything a popcicle couldn't fix it!

Here is Chad "lifting Weston over the wave to safety" (in his words). I think we can all see what was really happening here! "Daddy was holding me up into the wave so he wouldn't get wet!" (in weston's words)

Chad cohersing Weston into trying the ocean one more time. "I won't let a wave get you..." famous last words!

And Weston is NOT going back in!

Now, they are running for their lives...

Then this...

This is what happened...

The girls finally convinced Weston to go in the ocean with them. They told him that they would keep him safe, no worries, yaddy ya-da...

Later that day, Weston was feeling 100% better, so we all went to the beach for the afternoon.

What family vacation is complete without a trip to the urgent care?? Weston was running a fever all day Tuesday and by 2a.m. Wednesday morning it had spiked to 104.5! He said his throat hurt and so did his arms and legs, so we woke up bright and early and headed the urgent care. After waiting 2 hours, his strep test of negative, and the Dr. said he was fine and that his body was successfully fighting off a throat infection. He was given the "okay" to be around people:o)

Playing rock band with our babysitter, Lauren...

Ella and one of our babysitters, Courtney, enjoying the sand!

Making a sandcastle...
Chad and Weston's feet...

We went to the beach one night after dinner and were only there a matter of minutes before it started to thunderstorm.

Ella was a little nervous at first, but after awhile she really enjoyed being in the pool. She still doesn't like to get her face wet though:o( I am hoping that soon she will get a little braver.

This is the fire that started in a marsh from one of the fireworks. By the time we left, it was HUGE! Thankfully, no one was hurt.

We watched the fireworks in Manteo from the water and we able to see all of the fireworks back in Nags Head too! We ended watching about 5 different shows at one time! I made some brownie sundaes and we ate those while we waited for the fireworks to start. It took us about an hour to get back to our dock b/c we had to go slow and make sure not to run over any crab pots. Chad held the spotlight up the whole way back while Bill drove. It was a fun adventure!

While we were on the boat, Ella decided she had "pee so bad," so we let her pee on the back of the boat and washed it away with the sea water. I think this was way too much fun for her, b/c a few minutes later she wanted to do it again.

Weston and Ella posed with Nanny for a picture before we set out on our 4th of July boatride to Manteo to watch the fireworks.

After we went tubing, we convinced weston to get on with us. He had so much fun and was glad that he went! The tube is a nice new addition to the boat!

Chad and I getting ready to go tubing...

Ella and Weston wanted to dress up like Nanny.

1 comment:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great pictures!! I love the footprints in the sand! :)