It’s November 1, and we’ve already had a number of really cold days. Like last Saturday — it was 35 degrees! Miserable. But today was a magical fall day that almost felt like summer. It was warm and a little muggy from the rain, and I had flashbacks to the hotter, happy days of a few months ago — specifically July 20-27.
The Dickson family trip to the Outer Banks is pretty much the best week of the year. I could go on and on about my love for the beach (and the family!), but I’ll stick with photos instead.
We started our North Carolina experience with barbecue at Sooey’s. Soren was thrilled with the pulled pork.
We headed out for an evening beach walk as soon as we arrived in Rodanthe. Page’s kiddies were a little wary of the water and the wind
My little buddy, Faye.
On our first full day at the beach house, Soren watched four other babies (younger than him) crawl all over the place. After weeks of rocking back and forth on his hands and knees, he finally made his move!
That face! Those eyebrows!
It’s always a little tortuous to arrive Saturday night and keep the whole Sabbath day holy. But we packed in plenty of beach time starting on Monday. I have no idea which photos were taken which days, so these are in no particular order.
A certain someone wasn’t quite as wild about the beach as I am.
But he did have some happy moments with Tim in the ocean.
And in the pool.
And when he would tire of the sun before we were ready to go inside, we resorted to the pacifier.
BFF cousins and our babies (born just a week apart).
Same people, different backdrop.
Everett was our second child for the week. He rode in our car to and from Virginia, and Page named us his godparents. I could totally have two kids if one of them was Everett.
These babies were all born within a month or two of each other.
He never warmed up to the sand. He did fine in the ocean, at the pool, and on a towel or in a tent at the beach, but the sand was just too much.
We tried so hard to get a picture of Soren’s immediate cousins. We were missing Isla in this shot.
Wild times in the pool. Anyone know which cousin is flying through the air?
Just a little morning workout. Camilla is always the designated workout instructor, and this year’s CrossFit routines were tough.
Story time while waiting for dinner.
Family talent show. This was Brooklee’s act — she read a book outloud that required audience participation.
High chair city.
Cousins bonding over a smartphone.
Caught in the act. Never thought I’d see the day.
More story time.
What a crowd! I have no idea how many people were there. But I love them all.
We stayed in Virginia for a few days after our beach trip. One week is never enough family time.
We spent Sunday at Reagan’s new house and finally got a picture of all the cousins (with Grandmama and Pappy).
Reagan, have you painted your walls yet?
Another successful cousins picture. Where else but in Pappy’s truck?
Soren totally wants a trampoline. Someone else break the news to him that we don’t have a yard in Boston.
Tagged: North Carolina, OBX, Outer Banks, Sooey's, Virginia