A far away view of Devil's Tower.
Friday, May 29, 2009
A far away view of Devil's Tower.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The first day we were there, it rained allllllllllll day! So it was mostly a bust. Then on Friday it was quite sunny. But we thought it was going to rain, so we planned a trip to Ft. Moultrie. We did that in the morning and tried to go to the beach in the afternoon. It was high tide and the boys did NOT like the water rushing up toward them so fast. They, in fact, ran away from the water. We tried to go in the pool but it was too cold (because it had been raining all week). So that was a bust.
Friday night, Jessica arrived and what a blessing! She spent Friday night with us and on Saturday morning we got up kind of early and all went to the beach again. Since the waves were more calm the boys were a little more OK with going near the water. They still didn't like the rushing up of the water. But they loved playing in the sand. So that was a couple of hours of fun. Scooping, digging, burying Aunt Jessica's legs. After naptime, we all dressed alike and headed back out to take some pictures. Again, the boys were petrified so walking in the surf was kind of a joke. We did get some pics snapped that turned out cute.
After that we took the boys to the park and they were in HOG HEAVEN! We had a lot of fun and learned a lot about family vacations. I hate that my expectations were so high. I wanted the boys to love the beach as much as I do..........since, as many of you know, the beach is my "happy place." Everyone I have told this to told me that their toddlers pretty much hated the beach the first time, too. So........there's always next year, right?
The boys wanted to walk up these steps to one of the big guns.
We're not sure what these numbers were for but I thought it would be cute to have the boys stand by the number 2 since they are twins and because they are 2. So.....the best laid plans, right? This was, seriously, BEST picture. How sad?
Saturday at the beach. Mommy and Alex posing.
Daddy took Ben to the water and he was scared. So he clung on to Daddy for dear life until they headed back to where we were all sitting.
Jessica took this pic of Alex and I just love it!
See....here's Ben actually walking. Notice how far they are from the water. This is about as close as he would get.
Alex....leaving his mark on this world. Well, Jessica left the mark.
And here's Ben's mark.
Playing in the sand with Aunt Jessica.
Ben liked pouring sand all over himself. He even ate some. Mmmmmmm...CRUNCHY!
Ahhhhh....love at the beach.
Big smile from Ben. Such a great shot!!!
A family photo.
Notice how all of these pics are with our backs facing the water. Again, boys soooooo scared of the water! Sweet pic of Daddy and Ben peeking through the boardwalk railing.
It looked like so much fun that Mommy and Alex decided to peek through, too.
Beautiful Baby B.
Such a handsome Baby A.
Walking up the boardwalk.
Not sure if this is Jordan or Jared. I'm gonna go with Jordan. Anyway...he's coming through the tunnel on the playground. Quite adventuresome!
I'm not sure who this kids belongs to. But he kept following us around this one exhibit!
The main floor was great and we pushed the double stroller all around w/out any problems. But when we decided to go up we thought taking the stroller might not be a good idea. Plus we saw that other families had parked their strollers by the elevator so we decided to do that same. We did ok on the 2nd floor but floors 3 - 5. OH! We were just like, "GET IT OVER WITH PLEASE!"
It was amazing to see the decor and how big the rooms were (or weren't if you were up in the servants quarters). I was most in awe of how small the beds were. DUDE! If I'm in anything smaller than a queen I start to get claustrophobic!
So here are a few pics from our trip:
The view when we first walked up to the house. Kind of ominous with the clouds. Reminded me of Hogwarts. With out the black/invisible pegasus drawn carriages and the wizards and what-not.You can't take pictures inside the house. I'm not sure why. But on the balcony we took quite a few. This was a great place to cool off and let the boys run up and down the porch. They LOVED it and cried when we left.
Clearly, Alex did not want to be in this picture.
I thought this was cute of the boys taking in the view from their height.
Such a little inquisitive mind. I wish I knew what he was thinking!
I'm pretty sure Ben is thinking, "I wonder if I jumped if Alex would come with me!"
We saw this couple getting their wedding pictures taken. It was a yucky day and I hated that she had that beautiful dress on in the rain! But I'm sure the pictures turned out great!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
wanted to sit at the table too... She ended up stealing
So, we have been extra busy here as of late. I have been doing a little sewing, Tyler has been doing a bit of studying & testing, and the kids have been doing a LOT of growing. I wanted to post some pictures of some of the things that have kept us all so busy. We hope that you are all doing well. We still miss our S.C. family TONS! We are looking forward to being in FL which is kinda close to SC. I am so very excited to see KT, Jessica, and the boys. We will have some great fun, they will be here for part of Frontier Days! Yippee Kai Yay! Giddee-up Cowboys and Cowgirls.