Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lovin' the Beach {part 2}

Our vacation to the beach was fabulous.  We had great weather and the kids were in good spirits.  We were a little worried about going to the beach with a baby (we didn't start going with kids until the boys were 1 and 3) but she did great.  She liked both the sand and the water, and she did great on all the long car rides!

She did taste the sand a few times, but overall she just liked splashing.  One afternoon the boys dug a hole to make Eleanor her own little pool.

Of course, Emory liked playing in the "muddy" sand.

I love that there are so many opportunities for nature study.  We found a couple types of crabs, watched fish in the shallow water, watched dolphins from afar, learned about the tide, and watched live clams bury themselves in the sand.  Eleanor liked watching the various birds, but Emory was excited to find the tracks.

We also had to spend some time at the hotel pool area.  Elliott enjoyed the lazy river, but he also indulged his little brother in the kiddie pool.

Emory absolutely loved the kiddie pool.  

Overall, we had a fantastic time.  We also went to Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.  Of course we found a few different seafood restaurants to try out as well.  Emory decided he wanted to try crab.  "I cracked a crab!!"

. . . and then he proceeded to play with the claw.

If you missed the first installment of Lovin' the Beach, be sure to check it out.  Because you know you can't resist!

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  1. Looks fabulous! I've never been to that part of the country before. The furthest Southeast I've been is....Arizona! :) (But I have been to NY). Love your opportunities to learn even on vacation!

    1. Well, our traveling experience is mostly limited to the southeast! Husband and I were just talking about this on the way home, and we've decided to start choosing new vacation destinations each year.