Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A weekend at the Beach!

This weekend I decided I needed a mini~vacation. My sister has a trailer (Her "tin can condo) at Holden Beach and she had plans to go and take my girls. I decided that I would go as well. A "girls only" weekend. I left Scott home with the boys and off to the beach we went! I had a great time. It was great to be able to spend time with the girls and not worry about the boys running off, or their nap schedule or... well, you get the picture. And I think the girls enjoyed it too. Jess was even able to bring a friend with her.


be prepared for a picture overload!







On the way down, we decided to stop in Wilmington to see the USS North Carolina Battleship. The tour itself is a 3 hour tour, and we didn't want to spend that much time there, so we just took a few(OK...a lot of pictures) pictures outside.







Once we got to the "tin can condo" and unloaded, we headed to the beach. There were tons of seashells on the beach. It was cold and windy, but we managed.


And we wrote Tuesday's name with shells


Saturday morning, much to our surprise, we woke up to rain! What do we do? We had plans to head to the beach and do a few other out door activities. We decided to head to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.






After the aquarium, since it was still raining, we found a gazebo on the beach and had a picnic lunch. While eating, Jess and Corrine spotted dolphins in the water. I did not get any good pictures of them, but my sister did, I will have to get them from her. After we ate, the girls fed bread to seagulls. I am sure that I have not mentioned this on my blog, but I am one of those who hate the people who feed the birds on the beach! Don't they know that is why they hover! Anyway, since there was no one trying to lay out, peacefully, I let the girls do it. It was CRAZY! Dozens of seagulls showed up. The girls literally had to run through them to get to the beach.






Sunday morning we got up and headed to the beach again. Jessica has been with my sister several times this time of year and has found several sand dollars and wanted to head out early to see if she could find any. We didn't find any whole ones, but still had a great time. The girls all wrote their names in the sand.









10 comments:

fawndear said...

Beach vacation are the best. Gald you had a fun time.
I'm itching for our weather to warm up so we can take our kids to the beach now.

Anonymous said...

And a good time was had by all - - Love ya Sis!!

Heather Marie said...

Looks like you had a great time at the beach :) Glad you got to go enjoy some time with your girls!

Julie B. said...

Awww, they are great photos! I LOVE beach pics...especially empty beaches. Looking at waves, even in pictures, has such a calming effect on me. Glad you had a good time!

cat said...

Oh I love the beach! That looks like a great little break - I need one of those!

Butterfly Kisses said...

Beautiful Pictures! Sounds like yall had lots of fun.

BoufMom9 said...

Fantastic pics Terri.
You know, you were very close to where my inlaws live (I think) That is the aquarium we go to...

PS thanks so much for ...well..everything today... :(

The Collins Family said...

This looks like an amazing little get away! I know the girls loved having some mommy time too!

Deanna said...

OH WOW....looks like the girls had an AMAZING time...!!!

Loved looking at all of the pictures!

Christy said...

awesome! I must come visit some day!! Loved the beach pics! looks like so much fun!