When leaving upon a week long vacation, it would really be best to make sure the coffee maker has been emptied and the filter removed. It really is quite a pain (and disgusting) to try and clean the mold out of all those little crevices.
We spent last week at the Outer Banks with our extended family. We had a lot of fun but we didn't get much beach time! The weather was so blustery that the beach wasn't very pleasant for any of us, especially the littler ones. Luckily we had one good day of weather and the kids still had a blast hanging out with their cousins.
Our only family photo from the whole week!
(How'd we manage to forget to get one on the beach?)
Peter started the week off with an ear infection but by midweek decided that maybe this sand-n-water stuff was fun!
Liz still enjoyed the beach in spite of the wind.
And on our one good day, I did manage to catch each kid enjoying themselves:
On the other days we snuck in some off-beach fun:
Climbing the Corolla lighthouse.
Hunting crabs at the Whalehead club.
Visiting the Wright Brothers National Memorial.
The kids really enjoyed earning the Jr. Ranger badge and we learned a lot too!
We had a great week but going away really makes you appreciate coming home again! Something about sleeping in your own bed is really nice. :)