Ok, so Summer has not “officially” begun in calendar terms, but it has begun in pool and beach terms. Memorial Day kicked off the summer with a bang for the Lake Family!
We were lucky enough to be in the Outer Banks for Memorial Day… The weather was fantastic, the beach was beautiful, and the pool was freezing. Ok, so we weren’t lucky with everything. That is one of the disadvantages of taking a vacation at the beginning of summer when things are not quite as warm as you want them to be. But that did not stop the kids from enjoying our beach getaway.
We had never been to the Outer Banks before, so this was quite a treat. We thoroughly enjoyed the laid back nature of Corolla. If only we had been able to “lay back.” Unfortunately having a one-year-old boy limits your ability to sit still and hang out with friends. While the other parents got to enjoy this,
we were busy chasing Cooper around to keep him from jumping in the pool to get a ball or some other toy he had thrown in. Don’t get me wrong, we still had a blast! I always say a vacation with young children is not a vacation – it’s just the same routine in a different place. But this had the makings of a true vacation. Vacationing with other families brings a whole new element to it. And honestly Mason and Cooper were amazing kids for the 3 days we were there. So it was a more relaxed version of our daily routine. Wake up, eat delicious donuts (the first thing Mason tells anyone about her vacation), walk on the beach, get in the freezing pool, get out of the freezing pool, eat lunch, take a nap, get in the freezing pool again, visit a lighthouse, eat ice cream, cook dinner with friends, put the kids to bed, play Guitar Hero or foosball, chat with the ladies, have a few drinks, go to bed, then do it all over again. Yeah, I would say that is not our normal routine in Silver Spring.
Mason enjoyed playing with her new friends.
Cooper enjoyed his first beach trip.
Mommy and Daddy enjoyed some quiet moments together. (Believe it or not, our kids slept great the whole time!)
Thanks to our old and new friends for making this trip memorable. Wish we could have stayed longer! But it was time to get back to reality and a summer of fun ahead of us.