After we checked out of the hotel from the retreat, Chris, Ben, Lexie, and I met Grandma, Grandpa, and Nick at Costco for lunch and grocery shopping. After getting all of the necessities (cheesecake, Boston cream pie, brownies, etc-- it's expensive (calorically and dollar-wise) to go shopping with Grandpa), we headed to North Myrtle Beach and our condo for the week.
The next morning we got up bright and early (9ish) and hurried out of bed (made coffee/sat on the couch) so that we could be at the beach first thing (around 11). The kids were excited to be back at the beach!!
Christopher and Grandma check it out.
Lexie was content to play with all of the sand toys.
Grandma and ALL the boys!
Busy at work.
There were lots of little fish (3-4 inches) swimming around in the ankle deep water. The boys chased after them trying to catch one. Christopher was the only one to actually get one- he caught a fish on his shovel.
Trying to catch fishies
Waiting for the perfect wave.
North Myrtle Beach and the condo we stayed in.
Last summer when we went to Myrtle Beach, Lexie was afraid of the sand and the water. In fact, she stood on a boogie board the entire time we were there. When we went to the beach in Wilmington earlier this summer she was still afraid of the water but was happy to play in the sand. This was the trip where all of that changed......
She's in the water!!!
Lexie is a little water baby. She loved being out in the water chest-high. She wasn't a fan of doing it all on her own, but if she could hold someone's hand, she was happy as a clam out in the water. Her favorite was laying on her stomach and paddling while waiting for a wave. Do we have a budding surfer girl on our hands?!
After our long day at the beach we came upstairs to rest and get everyone cleaned up. Once everyone started cooling off it was apparent that everyone (including me) had a sunburn. :( On the plus side, we finished up the last of Christopher's birthday celebrations and he was excited to have a new Didj game to play with.
Checking out Christopher's new Didj game.
Goodnight North Myrtle Beach.