Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Myrtle Beach 2013

Posted by Heather at Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Smiling Cousins!

On our latest "Mommy/Katy adventure" (as I've started calling my solo road trips with Lil' Miss), Katy and I met up with my sister, Hope's family and her in-laws in Myrtle Beach, SC. Hope's in-laws own a place there and they were gracious enough to share part of their vacation with us (thank you!)!

It took us just a little over four hours to drive there on Saturday. As soon we pulled up, my niece, Molly, declared it to be beach time! Apparently, she had been chomping at the bit all day to go to the beach, but kept being promised a visit as soon as various family members arrived (we were the last to roll in). So, we literally slathered sunscreen on the kids, pulled on our suits and hit the beach a whole fifteen minutes after arriving!

On Sunday, we were able to hit the beach early enough to beat most of the crowds. The girls dug around in the sand and ran around. Luke was less sure of the whole "beach" concept. After awhile, though, Luke went down for a nap while Hope and I took the girls to the pool. 

Since our last visit to  Myrtle Beach, two years ago, the community that we were staying at installed a nice, new kids' area- complete with a big splash pad and kid-friendly wading pool. The girls LOVED it!

Monday and Tuesday were mostly a repeat of Sunday- including pool, splash pad and park. Katy was loving the pool and she was quite the little swimmer- paddling and jumping. I believe the only time I put her "poolies" on, was when we went to the beach (everybody should have a healthy respect for the ocean). 

On Monday, we celebrated Molly's third birthday a little early. Hope baked a cute beachy-themed cake and Molly opened her presents. All the kids had fun playing with Molly's birthday loot!

We had fun and Lil' Miss was more than a little sad to leave on Wednesday morning. She did great on both the car ride there and back home. She's quickly become quite the travel companion and I am loving her sense of adventure when we explore new places.


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