We finally made it to the beach this summer! I get this craving for the beach every year around February, and it usually doesn't go away until I get to the beach. This year I wasn't sure if I would make it, because it is kind of a pain to bring a newborn to the beach. We decided it was worth it to make a vacation out of it and get a hotel room on the beach so Asher could still get enough naptime in and we could get enough beach time in.
This is Ryan and Ava on our boat tour around the sound. It was really a fun tour, and we enjoyed dreaming about owning a beach house someday. Someday when we have a few million $ to spare.
Here is Ryan boogie boarding. The water was perfect (81 degrees) and the weather was perfect, too (overcast and 80's, not too hot!). Look at that beautiful water. Have I converted you out-of-state people to the NC coast yet?
Ava met a friend, Olivia, at the beach. They are only a few weeks apart in age and they happen to live in the same town as us. Here is Ava, Olivia, and Olivia's Pop. Ava was ready to join their family.
I have always been in love with the beach, but seeing Ava splash in the water or holding asher as he gets lulled to sleep by watching the water and sea foam swirl around my feet is incomparable sheer joy.