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obx vacation (part five)

Finally made it to the last post in my vacation series. Thanks for reading along with all of our adventures.

I’ll start where I left off in the last post. 
We had just gotten done with “the best beach day ever” and went back to the house for dinner before we headed off to the sand dunes for another sunset. Can anyone see, from reading these posts, why I am still recovering from vacation? We enjoyed getting to see and do everything..but it sure is exhausting.

3 boys walking in sand


sand dunes look like desert


sunset over the ocean


sunset 2


sunset 3


toddler and little sister


sunset 4

Our grand plan the next day was to go to the kite festival after breakfast. The sand dunes are not very fun to walk on during the day…even when the temperature isn’t too bad. I’m talking like mid-70’s…gorgeous, perfect weather! But our feet were burning as we trekked through the sand. You think we would have remembered this from our last trip, but I guess we had to re-learn our lesson. This outing was so not pleasant. Hot sand, burning feet, crabby toddler who kept sitting in the sand and saying “don’t wanna walk,” and to top it off….no wind. No wind=no kites. We hiked all the way the dunes to find out that the winds weren’t strong enough to get the big kites out yet. At this point, we were ready to just go back to the house. But not before I got a cute picture of Liam by the water.

boy looking at water
toddler boy sleeping in chair

Evangeline and Kingston took naps while the rest of us took some time to relax. But the later it got, the more we were pushing it to try the kite festival again before it ended. Liam still wanted to go so I asked him if he’d rather go with me or daddy. He chose me 🙂 So we had a little date. We parked much closer this time and we wore our flip flops. It made for a much more enjoyable time.

kite festival at sand dunes
boy watching dragon kite


octopus kite


Liam got a little kite flying lesson. Now he’s ready to buy one!
boy learning how to fly kite


Out of all the kites, the rainbow kites were his favorites
boy flying kite


I was kind of partial to the giant flying panda
cool giant panda kite


boy and cool kites


mom and boy

After dinner, we headed out to the beach for a walk at sunset. We brought a bucket to collect seashells. We filled that thing. This was my favorite part of our vacation. Perfect weather, perfect beautiful sky, lots of seashells, and the absolute perfect lighting for pictures! I wanted to get a picture of each of us with the ocean in the background. 

don roberts
jessica roberts
boy wearing hat
cute smile
toddler boy smiling
but poor Evangeline never got out of that backpack–and she actually left the house with no bow! If you know me, that never happens. I was pretty sad.
cute baby girl


boys looking for seashells


cute toddler boy


seashell with a hole
young boy showing off seashell


toddler showing seashell


it’s like a ‘hidden picture’ game. can you see it?
camouflage sand crab


boy running from ocean waves


I have no clue who these men are. But I loved the fisherman vibe for this picture
black and white picture two fisherman


toddler jumping


liam 3


kingston 5


pier on the ocean


under the pier


sunset at pier


american flag at pier


cotton candy sky
I wish I could relive that night. It was amazing. The whole trip was amazing. Thank you for letting me share our trip with you! And thanks again to Eileen for making this trip possible!


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