09/29/09 - Joey playing in the surf at Wrightsville Beach near The Oceanic Pier
The kids and I had a wonderful time on our trip to the beach yesterday. We headed to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher first and spent about 2 hours looking at the exhibits. We've been before, and the kids really wanted to go again. Then, we headed back to Wrightsville Beach and spent about 3 hours in the water. 12.5 hours and 300 miles later we were back home. Lots of fun!
Both boys love the water and were out in the surf getting tumbled and having a blast. Joey got crushed under by waves several times and barely batted an eyelash about it. I was much more afraid when I was a little girl visiting the New Jersey shore at Island Beach State Park.
Beautiful day of 86 and full sun and the water was quite reasonably warm.
Twice I had Johnny sit up high in the sand and Joey and I went out past the breakers and let the current take us down the shore about 75'. The surf was code yellow yesterday, and it was definitely one of those days where you get in and if you weren't careful just a few seconds later you were down the shore quite a ways. I was pleased that there was a lifeguard still on duty right near the pier.
The boys are wearing UV swim shirts and the sleeves are a tad long, but the shirts do a great job of keeping their torso from getting burned.
Sorry I was so MIA yesterday. Things should be back to normal today although normal will be nowhere near as fun! We have a zoo trip planned for Thursday, though, so I'll just focus on that!