Sunday, June 14, 2009

Beach Vacation

The view from our deck was great! We didn't have far to go to get to the ocean!

We went to the Virginia Aquarium for a day off from the beach. We saw sharks, turtles, and skates. Gwen found she liked to push the buttons on all the displays to make them talk. Ailish liked looking at the turtles with her Uncle Jake. She even went into a shark head with him! They had a great nature walk where the girls loved looking at the flowers. At the end, Gwen happily sat on Uncle Jake's shoulders to look at the otters who were lazily laying in a shady spot in their home.

Later in the week, I snapped a couple of really cute pics of the girls. Gwen didn't like the water so much but she did like digging in the sand. Ailish liked to play in the surf and chase the crabs that would pop out of the sand to check us out.

We spent an afternoon at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. They had a nice place with an ocean view to ride on several amusement rides. Daddy and Ailish went on several rides. I was surprised that she wanted to go on the ferris wheel. Of course, we have some pictures...

We had such a great vacation!

We wish that there was more time to spend at the beach to watch the waves come in. There is something that is so soothing about it. The food was amazing! (Diet starts Monday, I swear...) The time spent with our families is worth so much to us. No matter what, that is the most important thing.

1 comment:

  1. These pictures are great! I can't believe Ailish is old enough to want to go on rides, especially those BIG rides! I'm still scared of the top of the ferris wheel! You all look like you had such a FUN time! The look on their little faces is priceless! (and on mommy & daddy's too)