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The Beach

We are back from our trip to the beach. Everyone had a wonderful time, but we’re happy to be back home. Below are some pictures and a few highlights from the week.

Before we left for our trip we were asking Caleb what was at the beach (like water and sand and such) and he answered, “boobies.” Although he was correct, I don’t think he knew exactly what he was saying. I hope! We bought Caleb a kite to fly on the beach. He was having fun walking around with the string but accidentally let go of it. I was trying to chase it down so we wouldn’t lose it, but every time I reached out for it the wind would blow it further from me. I finally caught it, but I had many people starring and laughing at me. Thanks Caleb!
Caleb enjoyed playing in the sand and jumping the waves. Joshua enjoyed eating the sand and crawling in the water. In the evenings we would play in the lazy river and “hot”  as Caleb called the hot tub. Both Caleb and Joshua liked the hot tub. We visited the Children’s Museum in Myrtle Beach and on our way back home we stopped by the aquarium at Fort Fisher. We ended up having to take a Ferry to Fort Fisher. We were a little surprised when the next directions from the GPS were “Board Ferry.” Caleb really enjoyed it though.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Goodbye to Summer ‘08

Kids are back in school.  The political conventions are over and the campaigning is in full swing. (Go McCain — Palin!)  The days, though getting shorter have been hot.  Just the kind of days where you want to be cooling of in a friends pool or taking a spontaneous trip to Myrtle Beach — and that is what Caleb has been up to.

The day after hurricane Hanna came through the Carolinas, we picked up and headed down to Myrtle Beach for a few end of summer days on the beach.  Caleb  enjoyed the surf and sun, and even picked up a case of athletes foot from the pool.

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We found a large caterpillar in our garage and we moved him to Caleb’s bug box.  In a day he had made a cocoon for himself.  Now we are anxiously awaiting the metamorphosis.  Does anybody know what kind of moth/butterfly we have?

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Baywatch

Here is the long awaited surf video of Caleb’s first beach vacation.  As you can see, he looks like The Hoff bounding in to the surf.  Now if he just had some bright red/orange trunks… maybe next year.

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Caleb Goes to the Beach!

Caleb just returned from his first time vacationing at the beach. He loved it! The first day he was a little unsure about the water, but he quickly warmed up to it. Before we knew it, Caleb was running in and out of the waves and digging and rolling around in the sand. He always made time to give the older ladies on the beach a big grin and follow them for about 10 feet before running back to the surf.  We couldn’t even take just a walk on the beach because Caleb wanted to play in the water. He also enjoyed having Daddy take him out in the big waves.  We’re still trying to get all the sand off him.

He played with his cousins Hoyt, Aiden, and Meia, merrily alternating between chaser and  chased as the three boys marauded through the bedrooms in our hotel suite.  It could have just been SPF 9645 sunblock he was wearing, but he seems to be quite a bit more tolerant of the sunshine than his dad.  Besides the beach and the pool, Caleb spent one afternoon with his cousins at Barefoot Landing.

Here are a few pictures from the beach and last month.  Watch for video soon.