Friday, July 31, 2015

Sunrise over the beach

 It was a beautiful morning on the beach - incredible colors!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dinner and Mini Golf

 After a fun day of swimming on the beach, we went to dinner and then to play mini golf!  Aoife finally got into the ocean and decided that she loved surfing in the shallows. She's so cute and did it for hours!  After building up a good appetite, we went to eat lots of friend seafood for dinner and then played "keep Declan away from everyone's golf balls" for an hour or so!  Mini golf with a two year old is always a huge failure!
Since we are getting toward the end of our week on the beach, we went for an evening swim at the pool after golf - it was a perfect night with a full moon rising over the beach!

The North Carolina Aquarium

 Today we went to visit the NC Aquarium at Ft. Fischer.  Since we used to vacation here when I was a kid, we used to visit this aquarium whenever we were down here.  There have been so many changes that I didn't recognize a thing but it was still really fun and the kids had a great time.  It was nice to do something different and get out of the sun for a day!

 Declan and Daddy Jim checking out the fish
 An albino alligator!!


 Everyone got to touch a "shark"

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Buried Treasure

 We spent more time at the beach and at the pool again today!  It's so relaxing and nice to have nothing to do!!  After playing all day, we went to dinner with my Dad's cousin who lives in Wilmington and is a member of a beach club that's just down the street from our condo.  The shrimp and grits were delicious and they had an awesome playground!