We had a great house this year at the Outer Banks.
As in past years, it is fun to have everyone in the same house to cook meals and play games, but this year we were right on the beach.
The quick walk back for forgotten things and potty breaks was much appreciated by me.
The kids all had lots of fun playing together.
... and Gus with Uncle Tony.
There were lots of cousin hugs going on.
Everyone took during turns shopping and cooking, so we ate pretty well.
Nano brought these reflective belts that they use in the Army because the flash from a camera makes them look like light sabers.
(Expect to see more of these, seeing as Jimmy wants to have a Star Wars Birthday/Halloween this year.
FYI, it only seems to work with camera phones).
The ones of the boys were on Nano's phone, but I got this one of Nat and I:
And as I said before, it's not a good vacation if you don't have some awesome naps.
Zach and I both took turns having some great ones with Gus:
The deck was a fun place to hang out, although slightly frightening with small children due to the opening below the benches and Gus' general craziness.
It made my stomach turn more than once.
Our cousin Ryan was supposed to be on the trip, but ended up having to go on a work trip.
His wife Jess had to brave it with three kids without him.
He did have some FaceTime with everyone so it was almost like he was with us... but actually not really at all.
At least, he can still make these girls crack up long distance.
Nana Weisse (aka: G.G.-Great Grandma) made it on her first beach trip and she got to bond with Gus.
He requested lots of "This Little Piggie."
The view was rather lovely, wasn't it?