Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Myrtle Beach 2013

After our Washington, DC adventures, it was time to head to the beach!

We first stopped in North Carolina for two nights to visit with Uncle Jerry and Kathy.  We celebrated Seamus’ 8th birthday while we were there!  We hit the pool, made a special trip to Toys R Us, and had a birthday dinner in the condo.


I can’t believe my boy is 8!  Where does the time go???


After two fun nights in NC, it was time to head to Myrtle Beach!

We wasted no time in heading right down to the sand!


Although I think these three were a little more excited about the cable TV in the condo!


Balloon creations at Margaritaville


Seamus and Grace couldn’t wait to try to bungee trampoline at Broadway at the Beach!


And when Liam saw it, he said “I want to do that to!”  So up he went!


They all loved it!!


One of our favorite night time activities is the Pirates Voyage dinner show!  So much fun!


Being on vacation means…cheese balls!  And lots of them!


We enjoyed lots more time in the sand and surf


And Seamus got another birthday celebration when we went to dinner with aunts, uncles and cousins!


Devon got selected to be a part of a clown’s sideshow – complete with fairy wings, tutu and tiara!  Liam came running up to me and said, “ Daddy is so pretty!  I think he is a princess!”


We had such a great time as we always do, building sandcastles, boogie-boarding, enjoying the pool and hanging out with family.


We were sad to see our vacation come to an end, but grateful for the wonderful memories!

Friday, July 5, 2013

LPA 2013 National Convention

This year we were blessed to be able to attend the 2013 LPA National Convention in Washington, DC!  We had such a great time!

We started out our adventure by spending the night with the Greene family in MD.  We were so excited to visit with our friends, plus it made it much easier to get into DC on Monday morning and have a full day there.


We celebrated Seamus and Simon’s July birthdays!  Nanny made them special beach bear cupcakes!


The kids had a ball playing, eating, and having a scavenger hunt!  It was a great night with our friends!  After an awesome pancake breakfast, we drove into DC and found our hotel.

We wasted no time and immediately jumped on a shuttle with lots of friends to head to some museums!036


It was craaazzzy humid in DC, so we also had tons of fun at the hotel pool!


Each night the kids couldn’t wait to get out and shake their stuff on the dance floor!


On day two, we met up with friends again to visit the National Zoo.  The kids loved it!


More dance fun! This time, even Liam joined in!


As with every convention, sometimes the most fun is just hanging around in the lobby with friends!


Me and my beautiful goddaughter!  It was Lucy Mei’s first LPA convention!

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Day three was all about visiting the monuments.  First up was Lincoln Memorial.


Hey Abe!


The Capitol building (this was actually day two)

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Obama’s house!  Seamus was thrilled to be here, even if it was from afar!


The Museum of American History was amazing.  We spent a couple hours there and only made it through one floor!


Posing with Barack and Michelle!


After a crazy busy, fun-filled three days, it was time to continue on our journey and head to the beach.

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We had an amazing time in DC and hope we can visit again someday!

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