We usually head up to Grandpa and Grandma (also known as DeeDee) with the fireworks for the 4th of July weekend. Makes sense since they are the "firework" grandparents. But because of beach camp this year and the day the 4th of July fell on, we decided to try for another weekend in hopes of avoiding lots of traffic on the way up.
So, the kids and I went up a couple of weeks later. Unfortunately Adam had to stay back and work.
But, the kids and I had a GREAT time!! Also, I think I may have mentioned this is the potty training post, but Mr. Nathan rocked both the 3 hour drive up and 4.5 hour drive back without wearing a diaper and less than a week of potty training under our belt! I was so proud of that kiddo!!
The afternoon we arrived it didn't take us long to head down to the park to burn off some energy!
Then we scooted over to the sand dunes - which the kids LOVED. A new adventure for us at this beach!
Declan and Nathan decided to roll down the hill. Lexi on the other hand, decided to stay clean and just run down.
Grandpa is so much fun!!
That night Dad, Carie and I stayed up until 2:00am chatting and catching up! It was so much fun. It made me so sad we don't live closer.
The next day Grandpa and Grandma suggested a day of miniature golfing. The kids were so pumped about this idea!
The batman car was all the rage while we got situated with clubs, balls, and such.
And, here we go!
This is how a 2 year old golfs!
Declan was the most into it. He took the game very seriously and with each new hole, ran ahead to see where the ball ended up before he began hitting it. Very strategic. Lexi also liked it, although she wasn't as avidly into it as Declan. I even suspect she was a tiny bit bored near the end. Although she has brought up the day numerous times since we got home saying she wants to go again. Nathan loved it. Eventually he would just run his ball up to the hole and PROUDLY throw it in. Gotta love that kid!
Concentrating very hard here.
This photo right here pretty much sums up Nathan
After miniature golf, the big kids went with the grandparents to the bumper boats - which they loved. I kept Nate entertained. ☺
We spent a lovely afternoon at their BIG,wide beach ♥
The kids enjoyed some downtime
And, their good friends/neighbors brought over some delicious cupcakes for the kids!
Grandpa kept finding photos of animals online and teaching the kids how to draw them. They loved this activity. It kept them entertained for quite some time!
The last morning I was able to meet up with a photographer friend, Kate who was in town from Texas! It was so much fun chatting away while the kids stayed with Grandma and Grandpa!!
What a fun, memorable summer trip up to Grandpa and DeeDee's. We always have so much fun up there. I need to note that Declan is always hugging Grandpa and touching his bald head. It is so cute. It just warms my heart.