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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day Six, Seven, Eight and Ten: The Ocean.

It's hard to do a day by day recap once we arrived in Virginia. We stayed with my aunt and uncle and their dog, Lucy about five blocks away from the ocean, so the ocean was a big part of our trip. We had several visits. And even if we'd spent every day all day at the beach, I am certain that M would say it still wasn't enough.

That girl just loves the water and the beach and especially the ocean.


My aunt and uncle were the best hosts. They had special treats waiting for the kids and made us all feel at home for the entire time we were there. I think their dog is still recovering from all the busyness we added to the house.

Day six of our trip, we had arrived in Virginia the evening before and we just decided to get acclimated with our surroundings but we'd promised the kids a quick visit to the beach.

Though bringing them fully clothed and thinking they weren't going to get wet was probably not the smartest idea, it was a memorable visit to the ocean and so fun to see T and M's reaction, as the last time they saw they ocean they were 3 and 5 and then also H and E, who had never seen it before.



Day seven, my aunt through a little BBQ and we settled in and had fun playing outside, meeting friends of my aunts and just relaxin'.

That night we trekked back to the beach and had some sunset playtime.



My dad was staying at a hotel right on the ocean so we took full advantage of the few days he was there and we were able to get all sandy and then jump in the hotel pool and clean off. That's my kind of beach/pool playtime!




Day eight was our one and only rainy, dreary day. J, T and my uncle went out fishing and the rest of us just laid low. Once they returned we took the kids to a bounce house place to play with a stop at the Pizza Planet at the beach. H had spotted the restaurant the first visit to the ocean and it was added to the "must-do" list of our vacation.

Day ten {yes, I skipped nine, we'll come back to it.} was "Beach Day!" and we all headed to the beach with my aunt for the day.

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My aunt thought it'd be fun {and wise} to rent a cabana for the day and I can honestly say that it was the best. Though I love the sun, all the time. It was so nice to have a shady place to rest and let the littles cool off and even keep our lunch and snacks cool.

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And what trip to the beach would be complete without burying ourselves in the sand.


T was buried too, however, there were some certain enhancements made on his sand burial so since my blog is mostly rated G, I thought I'd leave that one off.

Day ten, I was beginning to see the end of J and the bigs time with us on vacation as they were starting the drive home on day twelve. My aunt and uncle graciously took the kids for the night so J and I could go have dinner and relax.


It was just what we needed. Date nights are very important to us and after our big vacation to Virginia and now as we're spending some time up north, we've decided our next vacation will be just the two of us.

There are lots more pictures from the ocean and our days at the beach, but I'm posting from up north and don't have access to all of them. Will upload to facebook next week....


Blogger The Bishops said...

Samara -
Thanks for sharing your vacation with us like this! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pictures!! What a memorable trip for all of you!

August 23, 2010 at 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that you guys had a date night after so many busy days!

August 23, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

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