Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Beach Vacation

We had a lovely week in Holden Beach last week with my family.  What a perfect way to celebrate the end of summer!  This year was a bit different in that we had a newcomer with us - Isla!  She and Sims really enjoyed playing together, and it was so wonderful to have a full week with her (and the rest of the family, too).

As torrential rains were coming down at home, we had very pleasant weather at the beach.  We did get some rain almost every day, but we had some beach time each day as well.  The temps were much milder than what we are used to in August, when we usually go, and even cooler than average for September.

As my mom put it, the 2 things she will remember from this year's trip are that Isla took her first steps there (!), and Sims kept singing A Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track.  The way he exclaims, "Peanut butter," at the end made us laugh every time.

This year Sims really took to the beach and loved everything about it.  He loved splashing in the water,

jumping, rolling, and playing in the sand,

and watching his daddy learn to paddle board.

The rest of the family enjoyed just hanging out on the beach,


and playing in the pool.

It was hard to return home from such a wonderful, relaxing week.  I'm already looking forward to next year!


  1. Looks like a fabulous holiday!

  2. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the pics! Please send me the ones with Isla-I need some updated photos,thanks.