Such a great way to end the Summer. Spent a week in Hatteras NC with our good friends and all these wonderful kiddos.
Just some fun things to remember about this crazy fun week.
We arrived early on Saturday. The house wasn't ready so we had lunch at an Italian joint called Rocco's. The water was pure awful but the food was good. After that, we hung out in our cars (to avoid the heat) outside the house until they were done cleaning it.
The view from the top deck was incredible. The house was oceanfront, which was so convenient. The kids were able to walk back to the house to get in the pool when they were tired of the beach.
My favorite part about the house (aside from the view), was the poolside bar with the swings.
Nights were spent in the pool or hot tub. Except when "Polly" the Possum was around.
Bella learned to swim without her vest. Underwater. And doing front flips and diving in the pool. Craziness. She lost all inhibition. Even went deep into the ocean. By the end of the week, she was treading water and jumping waves all by herself!
The kids really got along great, aside from the occasional meltdown, which was the result of long days on the beach, sun, and pure exhaustion.
Taboo, fireball, and Jägermeister. Nuff said.
Oh, and can't forget about the daily morning mimosas (great idea, Jenn!) and screwdrivers. It became our new favorite drink.
The trip to Ocracoke. The ferry ride. Howard's Pub.
We met up with Mark and Rilee, Vaeda and Nate. Then after dinner, we watched the sunset from the sound. Picture perfect end to the day.
When we weren't at the beach, we spent the days/nights coloring, playing Xbox, playing ping pong or shooting pool, or relaxing on the deck listening to music.
I was so happy Nate brought his kayak. It was a blast. I even got to take it out. And the kids even spent some time in it in the pool.
The Wreck, Blackbeard, and the exciting Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.
Every night was "girls' night out". Or girls day. The girls ruled the roost.
"the last night"
"chugga chugga. in my butt"
"Somewhere on a beach" "We don't talk anymore"
"it's 5'oclock somewhere"
All day. Everyday.
The guys did a bit of fishing, but the fish weren't biting that week.
Jadyn went off shore fishing, however, and brought us back some delicious wahoo that we grilled one evening.
The last day, Josh wanted to rent jet skis. It ended up being my favorite part of our trip. The kids loved it. And surprisingly, I did too. The most shocking, however, was that Bella loved it, too.
There was also surfing and wiffle ball.
Bonfires and s'mores.
Searching for sand crabs in the dark with flashlights.
Memories were made.
And in just a few days, they all go back to school.
And already I'm looking forward to our next adventure with our family and friends.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.