Thursday, July 31, 2008

7/31/08: Lock up your daughters!

Ok, as I previously announced on my blog, this is who Evan is going to marry and go to the Prom with (or so SHE says)...

But check out the older woman Olivia he is kissing (5 years old).
These two spent 2 weeks at the beach together!And this MUCH older woman! Look at that smile!
To be fair the next two seem to be attacking him...and not the other way around...
Those younger women!
I guess this is just the beginning. Evan starts school and Soccer in the Fall and then the babes won't be able to get enough of him.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

7/25/08: Bye, Bye Sunset Beach

Our Beach Vacation is all over and we made it home safe and sound. The kids were so great in the car for the long, long ride. The portable DVD player was a huge help too.
Here is a picture of all the kids that stayed in our house right before leaving. I have posted 750 pictures to our Shutterfly Collection (and believe it or not that was not all of them - I had 1040 total!). I know, I take too many pictures. Hopefully the kids will appreciate it some day.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

7/22/08: Exploring Marine Life

Evan and Daddy exploring the beach
Lauren hanging out

7/21/08: Tigers!

We had our picture taken holding a Tiger and a baby cub. All the proceeds from the pictures go to save the tigers.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

7/20/08: Our best beach day yet!

We went to the beach today and had a great time. The kids were having so much fun with their boogie boards and there were some tide pools so we had fun relaxing in those. Luckily the storms they were forecasting didn't hit us. They have a photo contest and we are thinking about entering the picture above.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

7/18/08: Trying to get 11 kids to pose for a picture is impossible!!!!

There is a tradition to get all the kids in the same shirts and take a picture. Unfortunately 11 kids and blowing sand do not mix well together. Lauren got sand in her face immediately, hence her crying in the above picture.

After all the chaos was over.

7/18/08: Ripley's Aquarium - These Sharks are Real

We went to Ripley's Aquarium (Ripley's Believe it or Not)...and had a lot of fun. There was an awesome huge tank you went through with tons of Sharks and fish. Evan now loves Sharks.

Watch out for the Sharks kids!

Friday, July 18, 2008

7/17/08: More time at the Beach

Lauren and Evan are loving the beach now.

Here is Jacob, Evan, Danny, Matthew, Olivia and Alyssa.

And Evan on his Boogie Board again.

And Lauren playing in the sand.

Hanging out in the Tide Pools after a walk down the beach.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

7/16/08: Boogie Board Time

Evan tried out a boogie board for the first time and loved it. Here he is with Danny, Alyssa and Matthew.
He was riding waves by himself.
Check out Lauren trying it out too with her friends Alyssa and Olivia.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

7/16/08: Museum of Coastal Carolina

We went to the Museum of Coastal Carolina for the Surf & Sands Smarts and the Fire Truck program. The kids had a good time learning about safety at the beach and got to go in a Fire Truck. The kids even got to do a cool craft with sand and shells to take home.

Ev in the Fire Truck.

Evan got to hold a safety sign.

Is it real?

Lauren checking things out.

Evan and Danny.

Lauren checking out the Aquatic life.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

7/15/08: Playtime at the Beach

Evan giving his sister a drink at snack time. What a caring brother.
Lauren and Olivia playing in the sand.
Evan talking to Nana and Papa.
Lauren looking silly. What a bathing beauty!