Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Can you ever really get enough of the beach?

Not us.
Last week we threw off the shackles of work and school and chores and spent some time being lazy and getting sandy at our favorite beach, Isle of Palms. This was a trip that we planned over a year ago with our good friends from the ward, the Christians.
We did all the normal beachy stuff. Right where we were there was the best sandbar/tidepool action going on. The tide pool was just right for the littles ones to play around in without gettting knocked down by waves. It was also good for jumping into. The sandbar was perfect for skimboarding. Scott found a shovel at our beach house to dig the usual pits.

We found a few good parks in the evenings.
We hung out on an aircraft carrier and submarine.

We enjoyed playing in the fountains and eating Italian ices at Battery Park in Charleston.
Did I mention that Lydia turned TWO while we were there?

video

9 comments:

finocchio68 said...

Those pix are so cute! Thanks for the bday video too. Was the water cold??

DailyFamily said...

Happy Birthday Lydia!

Alice Wills Gold said...

HOW FUN...Did you just take the kids out of school or was there some holiday that I missed?

Beth said...

Lori, you kids are so flippin cute! Looks like you guys had so much fun!

Yo Mamma said...

Every single picture screamed for me to come. I loved the beach, the kids, the cookie cake. The whole she-bang. I'm jealous. 100%.

Lori said...

Alice - nope, no secret holiday. We just decided grade school was the best time to play hooky. I got all their schoolwork ahead of time from their teachers so they got it all done while we were gone.

Troy - not cold at all! In fact, it was so warm it wasn't even all that refreshing on the hottest day.

Nanette said...

Good for you for skipping! I totally agree with you! We never go for the perfect attendance award either :)
We like to cut school for Disneyland, and the beach too!

Amanda said...

Hey Scott, it's Amanda Hampton!! I guess I haven't seen you since the reunion...you have a beautiful family! Please email me at mamaflake@gmail.com, I would love to catch up with you. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and we live in Beaufort, SC not far from where you vacationed at Isle of Palms!! Hope to hear from you...

cally said...

I LOVE your pictures.