Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Myrtle Beach

We left August 25 for vacation at Myrtle Beach, we went with our friends Paul and Becky and Liam.  We had a good time once we got there and the girls had fun with Liam. A 5 hour trip turned into 10 when I-95 was shut down in both directions in North Carolina for flooding, we had to detour through a few tiny little towns and it took 2 hours to go 5 miles.  I felt bad for the people and the flooding they would have to deal with so extra time to get to my vacation was no big deal.

The first day we experimented with plaster of paris and making molds in the sand, some turned out really well, others not as much, sadly 2 of ours lost fingers on the way home but it was fun to make them.  I was glad Paul could help mix the plaster I wasn't quite sure how it was going to work in the sand!


Liam buried the girls...with some help

Where there is a camera Payton will pose

More concerned about the pose than mini golf

They loved having their Daddy throw them in the pool

The best picture we could get, Payton said it was too bright.

The best one of Tung.

So sweet.

Reagan being thrown in the pool.

11th Anniversary

Tung and I went to Nags Head for our 11th Anniversary, we left the morning after the baseball campout.  It rained a little bit Saturday afternoon when we got there, but then cleared up and it was really nice.  We ate breakfast at the Virginia Diner, I had never been and it was really good.

We walked up Jockey's Ridge and watched kids slide down on their boogie boards.  There had been so much rain recently there was a big pond at the bottom of the dunes and they were all sliding into it.  It was so windy at the top, we found sand stuck to us for days!

Sunday morning we had probably the best donuts I've ever had.  I'd heard people say Duck Donuts were amazing and they most definitely were!  I'm going to have to go back someday just to get Donuts!

Jeanette's Pier
Saturday night we had a really good dinner at Tale of the Whale and went to a club and heard the band Right On a 70s show band, they had a DJ too it was really fun.  Everything at Nags Head is so far apart, we felt like we were driving forever.  So many people rave about the Outer Banks and while we liked it, I don't think I could go for a whole week. The shoreline is steep and the waves were rough. Myrtle Beach is much nicer for kids. 
On the way home we stopped and took pictures of the Gravedigger for Reagan, she loves the Monster Trucks!

We had a great weekend and a lot of fun together.

Baseball Campout

Friday August 10 we camped out at the Diamond, they were calling for rain but it held off, they played the baseball game and we set up the tent.

The girls thought it was fun to brush their teeth in the bathroom at the stadium.

There were 2 guys that stayed overnight that said they would be watching the radar too in case any new storms popped up.  At 5:30 in the morning we woke up to rain, we were dry inside the tent so no big deal, then we saw a huge bolt of lightening and knew we had to get out of there.  Tung grabbed Payton and I grabbed Reagan and we ran across the field!  I passed the two guys that had stayed at the field on the way up to the concourse, they were running out to tell everyone to get up and come in. It was windy and chilly, the girls were cold but we didn't have anything to wrap around them because we had just ran!  The guys let us go through the dug out underneath the stadium to stay warm, they were very nice.  They even showed the kids where Parker the pig stayed during the homestands to calm them down.

We knew there was a chance to get wet when we set up the tent but had no idea the storm would be so bad! The guys felt bad we all got wet so everyone got 4 free box seat tickets to come back to another game.  It was quite an adventure and overall fun but I would never repeat being in the middle of a baseball field in pouring down rain and lightening again!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Show and Tell

Reagan on her firstday of preschool
We have a 4 digit code to get into the school, they both have it memorized.
Reagan loves preschool.  Every week they have show and tell. They have to bring something that starts with the letter of the week for A she took a stuffed Alligator, first she wanted to take something breakable, after we told her that probably wasn't the best idea, she chose her pink baseball bat.  C was her Nutzy cape and for D after realizing Daddy had to go to work and she couldn't take him, she took her blow up dinosaur.  She likes to think ahead about what she'll take for other letters of the week.  Tonight she said for M she'll take Minnie Mouse, if she gets to do the letter C again she'll take Cinderella and for F she'll break her fan off her ceiling and take that. LOL She's too much.

First Day of School

Reagan with her blanket and pillow for naptime and Pancake.

Payton ready for 1st Grade!

The bus door wasn't completely open and she was ready to go!

In the hallway going to school!