Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beach Trip


We took a mini vacay to the beach last weekend and had the most perfect trip.  Noel's aunt and uncle have a gorgeous beach house at Atlantic Beach and were so kind to let us stay there for a few nights.  (Thank you!!)  The weather was amazing, and the boys proved themselves to be little beach bums...loving the water and never wanting to leave the sand.

Because of the boys' love for the beach, we kept them up way past their bedtimes to play for a little bit longer and to eat lots of ice cream.  I thought this would make them sleep in a little bit, but nope (!)...the first morning Charlie was up early singing, "Beach time, Mommy!!", the second morning I woke up to find him mopping the floor (he really is my child), and the 3rd morning I found him in Walker's crib playing cars....all at 7am.

2 things that really helped us on the beach....  A beach cart, we have one pretty much identical to this one, and a pop up disposable trash can that I found at Target in the summer section for $3.  I hate having garbage shoved in my bag, so this was a super easy way to keep things clean!

I'm so glad I was able to spend this time with my boys.  I do love the beach and can't wait to go back soon!

44 comments :

Rebecca said...

Awww! How cute that he was mopping the floor!

It's great when relatives have beach property :) My hubby's family has a place on Oak Island, so yay!

JP Lord said...

Ah ha! a Beach cart! Now that's an investment worth while. So glad you had a fun trip!
xo

Katie Skelley said...

I love your hat!!!

Rachel said...

I love these photos! I'm dying for a beach trip soon!

Allison said...

Aw your trip looks like it was a good one!! That first picture is just precious. Loving your monogrammed hat. You have such an adorable family!

Katie said...

so fun! and I LOVE LOVE that first picture!

TheTinyHeart said...

Aww the boys look like they are having such a fun time! They are too cute in their plaid shirts :)

-Sharon
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Emily said...

Could the boys look any happier?! precious. Also, that monogrammed sun hat is wonderful. Monogram for the win...again.

Care said...

Sounds like you know how to do the beach right! I just take my towel and get sand in everything ... Ah!:) love those boys Mini simmingsuits! so darling! And I already mentioned this on Instagram but that first picture should be a post card- loooove it!

B said...

this looks amazing! I wish it was warm enough to hit the beach here. those two lil guys in their boardshorts=adorable!

Helene said...

what a great trip! and seriously, that hat is perfect!

Lindsay said...

Looks like a great vacay! And how freaking adorable are they?!

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Kayla Peveler said...

Again -- you MUST frame that shot. It's adorable. Can't believe how funny Charlie was being, he is so your child ;)

Caroline said...

I used to spend summers at NC beaches ... they have a very special place in my heart!! Glad your boys are getting to experience them :) And they've gotten so big!

Kirsten Wiemer said...

awww so sweet, and so much fun!

K

erica said...

The boys look like they are having so much fun. What sweet pictures. xx

Amy Shaughnessy said...

What a fun trip! We are going to Lake Michigan this summer which is pretty much like the beach. It is HUGE.

Amy

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Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

That hat is adorable and your boys are SO cute!

xx
Kelly
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Morgan Neal said...

We went to the beach as well! Your pics are great!!

Susannah said...

How fun!!! I need to go to a warm, sunny beach!!! And I love that your little one was mopping up the floor. That's too cute. :-)

Sarah Beth said...

Great pictures!

xoxo Sarah Beth
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Head to Toe Chic said...

These pictures are the cutest!!! I love those plaid shirts. Glad you guys had fun :)

xo,
Angela

rooth said...

They are friggin adorable Ashley and look at Walker walking around on the beach like a big boy

carrieburke said...

That's so cute how you found Charlie mopping the floor in the morning! And I love their matching flannel shirts!

Elsha said...

I am obsessed with that first photo. Obsessed!

Jessica said...

I love your photos (especially the first one). What a great week end to spend in family!

lori said...

looks like a perfect little trip... we're going to the beach next week and i cannot wait!!

now, how do i teach carter to mop the floor? ;)

Sam M said...

Dang, that sounds just amazing. Now you've made me want to go to the beach! Maybe while we're in DC before it gets cold we'll find a nice beach spot.

Always Maylee said...

These two boys are just the cutest! I love that last picture!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Jennifer Durham said...

Looks like it was so much fun! Your boys are so adorable and happy!

Anngelik Martinez said...

Beautiful pictures! Your kids are adorable.

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The Mrs. and The Momma said...

I adore all of these pictures!!! Especially that first one! Y'all are just so cute. Glad you had a great time....we're going to the beach in July and I'm so ready! :)
xo, K

Crystal Cutrell said...

LOVE your hat! I have one just like it but never thought to have it monogrammed. Good idea! My boys have the same bathing suit as Charlie. You have such a cute family!

Lauren said...

Is the beach house in carteret county? That's where we live. I'm wondering why in the world neither me nor my sister in laws who are frequent beach goers don't have a beach cart. Definitely will show this to them.

Christy C said...

awww you have SUCH a beautiful family! these pictures totally made me smile... your little boys are so cute and enthusiastic. We haven't yet ventured to the beach with our little one yet... mostly because she's deathly afraid of water! haha.
thanks for sharing!
Christy
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Deidre said...

This sounds like such a fun little trip - and your photos are exquisite and capture so much energy!

Emmett Katherine said...

A disposable trash can is a great idea for the beach or even a trip to the park! Your little guys sound like they had so much fun, they wouldn't even let a little thing like sleep Get I the way of beach time. Lol.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh wonderful. I love the beach so much! You are making me wish I were there, haha! Glad you guys had a great time! :)

Chelsea Mac said...

Ohmygoodness these boys...they are too adorable. And I am loving the monogrammed hat!

Emmy said...

Cute pictures! Glad you had fun and how awesome to be able to stay right by the beach.

Nicole | Pharr Away said...

Awesome! We'll be making a beach trip soon as well, last year Maddie was not feeling it so hopefully she's old enough to enjoy it this time.

Don't you just love how much NC has to offer? The perfect place to raise children in my opinion! The boys definitely look like they had an amazing time!

Colleen said...

My kids love the beach too! Don't you just love beach photos??? one of my favs.

Krista said...

Love that first picture of you in the sunhat! We have our beach trip coming up in 3 weeks....eeek! Can't wait :)

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