Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It’s weekends like these that make me excited about blogging again

For Memorial weekend, our family headed down to Topsail Island, NC to enjoy some sun, sand and relaxation with our friends the Anderssons and the Emericks.

IMG_8131The weather was perfect (most of the time) and we had a ton of fun doing nothing but working on our tans and having fun.

IMG_8137As soon as Brendan saw the ocean, he was off! He loved the water. 



Brendan even got to try out boogie boarding, thanks to Patric. He was freaking out at first and didn’t want to get on but I forced him to and once he was going, he loved it. Patric was awesome to pull him around for a several minutes.

IMG_8133This was Alex’s response to the beach. He did not share Brendan’s enthusiasm at all.

IMG_8135And of course, I’m a mean mom and snapped about 50 pictures of him crying on the beach, laughing the whole time. It was just too funny and cute though.

IMG_8147If he was being held or distracted, he was okay.

IMG_8174 It’s a good thing we had plenty of friends who were willing to distract him for us.

IMG_8164  At least I have one photo of Alex on the beach looking happy!




While Alex was being grumpy, Brendan was off happily collecting sea shells. I think we brought home about 20 pounds of shells.

IMG_8168 The boys got buried in the sand.

IMG_8170 Marshall, Brendan and Josh- the Three Musketeers! These boys had a blast together.


Brendan showed off some butt-crack this weekend too. The saddest part was he got sun burned on the top of his butt since I didn’t apply sunscreen there. I didn’t realize how big his swim trunks were on him- whoops! He was a good sport about it though.

IMG_8194 On our second day, we finally got Alex in the water. Again, he was not impressed.



He’d see a wave approaching and start to get freaked out. When the water actually  hit him, he’d be okay for a second and then…


Out came the tears and screams. Poor baby. He really did NOT like being in the water.

IMG_8202 And yes, I do have about 30 pictures of him crying in the water. I couldn’t resist!


Alex did, however, enjoy eating sand.

IMG_8216I gave up trying to stop him after a few fistfuls of sand but Chris was more diligent than I was. That’s his hand swooping in to stop Alex’s feast.

IMG_8214I’m sure it didn’t taste good but it didn’t seem to bother him too much.




At least both of my boys enjoyed the sand!

IMG_8206 It was such an awesome weekend and it was hard to leave. Brendan was actually in tears saying he didn’t want to leave “his” beach house while we packed up. I’m glad that we had the chance to go- thanks Sasha for planning everything, and thanks to everyone else for the good company, the good food, the good laughs, and the good memories. Who wants to go back next month?


  1. Beautiful! Is that in the Outer Banks? I love that part of North Carolina. Amazing photos. And I love all the crying ones. Too cute!

  2. Gorgeous pictures!! Looks like such a fun weekend getaway.

  3. Ah...the NC beaches are gorgeous. I am jealous. Way to go with Topsail beach!!! A favorite of the locals. :)

  4. Jealousy, I knowest thou only too well. So jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!