Wednesday, July 2, 2008

River Rats & Beach Bums...

Well, I think we have a baby who loves the water! Reese enjoyed splashing and playing in the river. She had a blast swimming with her daddy until the salt water reached her eyes and mouth! Mommy saved the day and wiped her face down! Here she is practicing the "dirty dancing" lift with her daddy!

The next morning we walked over to the river during low tide. My sister, Robbie, Reese, Ellie Mae, and myself decided to test the water! We were having such a good time that Robbie decided to go and get Gus, so he wouldn't feel left out! Robbie pushed Gus into the water and boy...he wasn't sure what to do! He headed right towards the shore prancing like a deer!! It was definitely a good laugh! Once he calmed down Gus became a river dog! Ellie Mae and Gus loved running on the sandbars, chasing crabs, and trying to fetch oyster shells or river mud! Ellie Mae wanted to play fetch, but with her only weighing 5lbs it was pretty impossible! She definitely had a great time swimming and even jumped out of the boat into the water...I was shocked! Reese loved watching her crazy dogs frolick in the river. She had the best seat in the house...sitting in the water holes on the sandbars. Aunt Sara held her and let her splash water and dig her hands into the mud. We were all river rats for the morning...even the dogs!

Gus patiently waiting for an oyster shell!

Aunt Sara and Reese

Ellie Mae soaking wet and ready to jump in for more fun!

Gus striking a pose on the sandbar!

Reese and Mommy hanging out on the floating dock!

Later that afternoon, we decided to head to the beach. We packed the car and drove to Holden Beach. I would love to say that we were a bunch of beach bums....but our "first" beach trip only lasted maybe 30 minutes! It was soooo windy and the beach was very rough. Our first obstacle was tackling the umbrella...I didn't get a picture of that one! Once our sun protection was secure we headed to the water. Evan, my nephew, was quite the explorer. Being only 20 months old, he was interested in everything and everyone. My sister couldn't sit down for long. We decided that it would be best to leave and try the beach another day!

Overall, we had a great weekend. Thanks to Sara, Matthew, and Evan for letting us visit!

Evan such a "BIG" boy!

Robbie, Reese, & the "Brave" Evan

Sara & Evan...a timeless picture!

Reese all smiles!

Mr. Evan with his John Deere hat!

Reese says, "Stay tuned for more adventures in the Huffstetler household! Happy Fourth of July! Be safe and have fun!"

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Brandy said...

Your pics are so cute. Glad you are having a great summer. See you at work after Aug 3. I am trying this blogging thing.


G'ma Laura said...

I have the most beautiful grandchildren!