In the middle of March I went on vacation to Duck, NC with Addison and Caroline, my parents and Linnea, Gwen and Sonja. Scott and Cam had to work and they were missed (as well as Elsa, Matt and Eric!). It was a great time full of new activities with the girls and time spent with family.
Here we are at a gas station. This is how I gave them some of their meals. For the most part, Addison and Caroline did a great job on the road which was around 18 hours one way. I was very grateful for that because it could have been a really long drive otherwise.
Our first morning there which was a beautiful warm day! This is from our balcony looking out to the outdoor pool and ocean.
Addison and Caroline have been to the ocean before but when we were there it was so cold and windy, plus they were 3 1/2 months old, that we did not go to the beach. It was a lot of fun seeing them play in the sand and slowly warm up to it.
Addison ate bit of sand and had a reaction that made me think she didn't like it. However, she then put a finger full of sand right back in her mouth. Oh well. Caroline was smart enough to stay away from eating the sand. Smart girl.
Something we have not done much of is swimming. Last summer it just didn't happen since they were still pretty young and I didn't want to go to the pool by myself until they were able to walk. This was another activity that they warmed up to the more they did it which was almost every day! This is Addison in her cover-up.
Caroline in her cute swimming suit
Warming up and a snack after swimming
Sonja having fun
Addison has been really into feeding other people lately. Here she is feeding Caroline a Cheerio :)
Linnea and I have the same taste in cute swimming suits :)
There was this platform in front of the fireplace that became the stage for Gwen, Sonja, Addison and Caroline. It was a great place for my girls to practice getting down from something and they were pros after just 1 day!
Addison sitting on her soon-to-be baby cousin...fun time with Aunt Linnea
On one of the rainy days we went to the aquarium. I have wanted to take them to the Aquarium here in Chicago for a while but due to how far it is and the cost we just have not made it. Addison and Caroline loved it and really watched the fish. It makes me look forward to many trips to the zoo this season!
If you have not noticed, the turtle is right there!
Me and my girls!
Gwen and Sonja had a fun time too!
Touching the stingrays
This shark tank was so big!! It made Addison and Caroline look so small.
Here we are having lunch after the aquarium.
Stay tuned for part 2 of the vacation.....