Monday, April 13, 2009

Beach Baby

Since Rob is going to be so busy this summer we decided to take a family trip to the beach last weekend. We picked Carolina Beach, NC, home of the Judge Family Reunion as it was familiar and about as far as we could drive south in one day without too much stress! We left on Friday and were making a great go of it until we decided to follow the a. faulty Google Map directions and then b. the HORRIBLE free atlas we got from Bridget. Rob usually does pretty well with directions but we had a couple of things working against us. We arrived eventually after some scenic North Carolina roads and a nasty hazing when we stopped for gas (don't wear an MSU shirt if you ever go to Greenville!)

(do not use this map!!!)


We had a nice little condo on the beach with an indoor pool for Miss Maggie. She totally freaked out when we tried to set her down in the sand and kept lifting her feet up and trying to brush it off. It was actually hilarious! Once she realized how much fun could be had, she was all for it. She loved digging with her shovel and bucket and playing in the waves with Daddy.

Wiping the sand off her hands-she wanted nothing to do with it!
Finally playing in the sand with Daddy

On Easter we spent the morning at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher and the afternoon on the beach. A very relaxing weekend in all with some great weather!! The drive home was uneventful and Maggie did great in the car and sleeping in a new place-YESSSS!!

Maggie got to touch some starfish and a horseshoe crab!!
(We laughed alot on the way home)

I am taking the Fort Belvoir FRG Leader course this week-will report back after Wednesday along with some pics of my cake creations :)

7 comments:

kd said...

Ahhh, so adorable! Seriously, Erin I think my head is going to explode if she gets any cuter!

Jenn said...

What a cute swimsuit! I agree with kd too...although I do find E cuter...but that's because she's mine! Can't wait to take her to the beach. I've never been, so that should be fun.

Steph said...

So jealous of the beach! It seems to be a cold, wet spring here at FLW. I don't remember it being this wet and cold last year! And I will put in the third vote that, yes, Maggie is such a doll!

Rachel said...

sweet maggie! the last picture of her laughing is extra adorable! i'm glad you guys had a nice trip!

ej236 said...

Cute Cute swimsuit on such a cute lil girl! I can't wait to go to the beach on a warm day (we always pick the worst days to go!)

erin crowe said...

sleeping away from home!!! sweetness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

Bridget said...

so you didn't get to see my favorite boy?