Sunday, July 31, 2011

More Fun at the Beach!!!

Wes wanted his "hair done"....I think he looks like Coolio circa 1994!!

Playing with squirters

Sunshine and salty air makes for a sleepy baby!

Olivia was afraid of the water at first.  But when she finally warmed up to the idea, she loved running away from the waves.  She was just playing by herself for the longest time and loving every minute of it with a HUGE smile the whole cute!!

Abby wanted to join in the fun.

Crab...its whats for dinner.

We loved OBX!!!

He's awake!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

We took a drive over to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse.  Abby wanted to climb to the top, but Olivia had no desire to climb.  So, Andrew, Peter, Abby and William (in the baby bjorn) climbed to the top while the rest of us hung out down at the bottom.  I was very proud of Abby for climbing all those stairs by herself and she was very happy to get her "I climbed to the top of the lighthouse" sticker.  She was so sweet and asked the man for another sticker for her sister even though she didn't make the climb!

Lighthouse Facts:
Number of steps: 214
Height to focal plane of lens: 158 feet
Height to top of roof: 162 feet
Number of bricks: approximately one million
Thickness of wall at base: 5 feet 8 inches
Thickness of wall at parapet: 3 feet

The spiral staircase was beautiful!

Andrew, William, and Abby making their way back down.

The climbers!

Not such a good picture.
 You can hardly see Abby, mostly just her sicker but it was the only family picture we got that day so here it is, shadows and all!

OBX--part 2

We LOVED spending time at the beach.  We would wake up in the morning, have breakfast, pack up and head over to the beach.  We would stay for a few hours while the kids played in the sand and water and then we would head back to the house for lunch and naps for the little ones while the older kids swam in the pool.  Most nights we would head back to the beach after dinner for a nice little walk and some splashing in the surf.  It was perfect!!!

3 Generations of Vrabec boys!

Josh and Tyler watching the ocean

John and Bec

It was windy....William is all bundled up in Daddy's jacket

Some down time for the girls after dinner.

Playing in the sand!!

I spent a lot of time at the beach in a chair holding William.
He would look around and enjoy the fresh air and then take a nice little nap in my arms!

Our beach set up!

Digging and playing in the big hole!

William is napping again!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Beach Bums

These girls are ready for the beach!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

OBX--part 1

Wow, things have been crazy busy in the Vrabec household (in a good way).  All of our running around hasn't left much time for me to blog, so of course I am behind!!  I am going to attempt to catch up in the next week or so, we will see how that goes.

Back in the middle of May (I told you I was behind), we went on vacation for a week in the Outer Banks, NC.  It was one of the best vacations we have ever been on!  Truly relaxing (as relaxing as having 3 kids can be) and the kids had a blast!  The weather was wonderful (I was a bit worried with it being so early in the "season"), the food was yummy and the company was fantastic.  We stayed for a week in my Aunt's house only a block from the beach with Peter and Susan, Josh, Laura, and Tyler and John, Becca, Wes and Hailey.  We had so much fun playing in the sand, splashing in the ocean, swimming in the pool, relaxing in the hot tub, eating yummy food, and laughing and enjoying each others company.  I was so sad when our week came to an end and I am already planning on a trip to go back next year!  Who's in?!?!?

We were the first to arrive
Here are the kids on the front porch

Let the vacation begin!  
We stopped for lunch at one of the local restaurants and Andrew had crab!

Andrew and William on the 1st of our nightly walks on the beach.
William LOVED our walks!!

....when nature calls!

....more to come soon!!!
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