Sunday, May 7, 2017

may 1 - may 7: obx forever

we had another wonderful week of vacation to the beloved and beautiful outer banks. it's hard to explain the beauty of this place and the calm we feel here. it is just so good. we were able to go with our friends, the taylors, who introduced us to this place last year. we spent the days at the beach and the aquarium and taking hikes and driving up and down the coast. at night, when our kids went down to sleep, we had good conversation, ate good food, and played fun games together. on the way home today, simon was sad to leave his friends saying, "but mama, I NEED them!" 

 we walked to the sound one evening to watch the sunset and the wind was INSANE! please cue wind blown hair. ^^
^^ asher is a BEACH BABY! we didn't doubt it, but his immediate contentment on the sand and chasing the waves was fun to watch.

 ^^ straight chillin'

 ^^ happy wave catcher

 simon was not as taken with the beach this time around. the winds were strong and made him feel a little anxious, so he got wrapped up in the towels and chilled in the pop-up tent (thanks, mom!). he seemed happy to watch asher and phil take on the waves.

 ^^ nature hike at the nags head preserve. we love it there.

 ^^ after naps one rainy afternoon, we decided to drive down to hatteras and see the lighthouse.


^^ we came to our normal beach spot on saturday afternoon and there was a surf competition going on. I felt like I was in a scene from "blue crush" minus it wasn't hawaii and kate bosworth didn't show up.

^^ on friday morning, since it was chilly and rainy, simon and I went to NC aquarium on roanoke island. it's such a cool place! you can touch string rays, watch these jellyfish float around (they are so lazy), watch otters dance around for bread chunks, and watch the huge sharks pass by in a floor-to-ceiling tank. also, they rescue and rehabilitate SEA TURTLES (below)! yeah. I mean, that little lady's name is "foo foo the shoo." the place is legit.


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