In keeping with their summertime tradition, Mike’s parents rented a beach house at Folly Beach for a week. Mike’s brother Shaun, his son Tyler (8) and Shaun’s girlfriend Tracy came in from Louisiana and Mike’s cousin Heather came in from Arizona. The boys and I spent several nights out there and Mike came as much as he could- even taking one day off work! It was a lot of fun. We found out last summer that Mikey’s love for the water included the ocean, but it was really fun seeing him enjoy it so much this year. The first day out, he didn’t like the sand much and I thought he was going to take after Braeden who at 2 wouldn’t even allow Papa to put him down (not wanting his feet to get sand on them) on their Saturday or Sunday morning beach strolls, much less build a sand castle with his hands. At one point Mikey took off running to the ocean and I had to chase after him thinking he was trying to go for a swim. Turns out he wanted to wash the sand off his hands. It didn’t take him long to get used to it and he decided he didn’t want to miss the fun that his brother and 2 cousins were having building castles and digging holes, really DEEP holes.
Mikey IN the hole-
A few other highlights of the week:
Daddy showed Braeden how to surf-
SO proud he actually kept his balance through the waves-
Have I mentioned JUST how much I love this boy?-
Shaun, Tracy, Heather, Mike and I had an adult dinner at Water’s Edge on Thursday night. We started out on the patio enjoying the cool breeze, but darted for an inside table as the rain clouds rolled in.
Shaun and Tracy-
2 good lookin’ brothers-
Tyler celebrated his 8th Birthday, Transformer style-
Mom Mom took the boys to Target to pick out “prizes.” Mikey had a hard time choosing. (Funny, he didn’t end up with any of these- he chose a Tonka Fire Truck). He is FASCINATED with Fire Trucks lately. Braeden chose a boogie board and pajamas.
Some more cute pictures:
We coated the boys with SPF 50 sunscreen the first day, but for some reason they all got a little burnt on their faces (probably from wiping the ocean water off their faces so much) so, I wasn’t taking any chances the rest of the week-
These is one multi-use wagon (it actually came filled with mega blocks, but for the past couple years we’ve used it to haul our beach toys. Mikey found his own use for it-
Now, back to reality.