Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hilton Head

The boys and I just got back from a week in Hilton Head with BecBec & PopPop. We had a great time. We did lots of swimming in the pool - the boys would rather go to the pool than go to the beach. Hughes is doing great with his swimming and Banks is, too. Besides the day and a half of rain and early wake-up time from Collins, I would say the week was perfect.

We climbed to the top of the lighthouse at Harbor Island in Sea Pines.

They had a puppet station set-up from The Sand Box for the kids to entertain themselves. We tried to stay for the man under the oak tree but were just too tired.

Showing off their puppet skills.

We played putt-putt in the drizzling rain. The boys were a hole ahead of us while BecBec, PopPop, and I had a serious competition. BecBec was leading at the turn but choked on the back nine. PopPop held strong in the middle and I came from behind to win by 5 strokes - woo! Competition runs strong in our family.

One morning after I went running, we took the boys out to the beach for Hughes to practice riding his bike.

Excuse my sweaty self but a family pic was a must.

PopPop and Banks about to hit the waves.

I created a new game at the beach for the boys. It's called "stick the sand shovel in the ground and try to throw the dive rings around the handle". This was a great fun, allowed me to sit down, and kept the boys entertained.

We also played hop-scotch - also something that allowed me to sit down. I surely missed David and the entertainment he provides the boys on the beach!

One afternoon, we went to Caligny Public Beach Access where they have these fountains. The boys loved it and ran themselves silly.

One morning Collins got up so early that we went to see the sunrise on the beach. It was beautiful but, man, that was early.

Hanging at the beach in BecBec's tent.

BecBec and Banks jumping the waves.

He discovered the sand and decided he liked the way it taste.

Collins had another early morning. I guess he thought the first sunrise was so beautiful that he wanted to see another one.

This is what he looks like at 6:15 in the morning - turkey!

We saw some turtle nests which was pretty cool.

And, one last sunrise picture.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Just catching up on your blog. Collins is one good looking kid - even if he does like to get up early! Looks like y'all are having a fun summer. . .