We survived our first beach trip of the summer! It was a good week, although the boys really started showing their fight for independence. Oh the joy of 3 year olds, so when will they be four!
We spent the week with Andy's side of the family, cousins and uncle from Ohio, his brother and his family and Grandma, Peepaw was is the Middle East with work which was probably more peaceful than being around Cale and Carter. There were 18 of us in all and 7 were children under the age of 7.
We went to Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina and it was so beautiful and always had a nice breeze. The house we rented had a little pool that was great, except for the fact that the boys wouldn't wear their float suits. They got to the point where they said they would just watch rather than wear them! How stubborn, and I have no idea where they got that! The boys loved the sand, but were scared of the ocean after it took them down a couple of times. Hopefully by the end of our third beach trip they will like the ocean, who knows!
Overall, the trip was good! No throwing up or accidents or major meltdowns in public. We did drive down to Myrtle Beach one afternoon to visit the Alligator Adventure. The boys love alligators and crocodiles, like the one zoo scene in Lady and the Tramp. They were very good there and really seemed to like it. Carter seemed a little scared. We think he thought they were going to snap him like in the movie. He would only look at them for a second and then was like lets go! We also saw snakes, frogs, turtles. It was pretty good and I highly recommend it for something different to do while at the beach.
Our next beach trip will be to Topsail with no pool, so hopefully there will be less resistance!