Capturing life's little moments of joy

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Trip to the Beach

We enjoyed survived our little mini-vacation to Virginia beach.  Well, there were plenty of moments of enjoyment, but we also returned home more exhausted than before we left.  I think that was contradictory to our goal for the vacation. 

The highlights of the vacation were a couple of beatiful days at the beach, a fun trip to the aquarium, Asher being well-behaved at every meal eaten at a restaurant, a balcony that overlooked the ocean, watching many Osprey soar in and out of their nests at the state park, and a Dairy Queen that was dangerously close to our hotel.

The lowlights were two days with no naps for Asher, not one second of napping during the car rides, and a 30 pound toddler who frequently wailed or shouted, "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy..." over and over again if he had to ride in the stroller or walk himself rather than be carried by me. 

Here's a photo of the highlight of the trip from Asher's perspective.


  1. Looks like fun. I feel you about the trials of traveling with a toddler. It's nice to still be needed, but it gets hard when they get heavier! :) Loved your 22 month update, too. Asher seems to be doing great. We'll be home in July and hope we get a chance to see you all then! This time the kids can actually play together!

  2. Ellen, we would love to see you in July!!