One of the things I really enjoy doing on the Outer Banks is flying kites. There's just more reliable wind here than at home, and significantly fewer trees. The kids really got into flying kites, too, and it was pretty easy for Jenn and me to get them going because they had very simple, user-friendly kites. Last night we hit the beach for flying, and this morning was another good time for flying!
Yesterday's dinner was another good one: Pork Tenderloin with a good mix of seasoning, Grilled Peaches with a hint of cayenne pepper, and Israeli couscous. We washed all of that down with a Lemon Pie and a Mexican Chocolate Pie. I do believe everyone had a small slice of each.
Lincoln has really been into building sand castles. This morning we dug a deep hole and used the sand to build a big castle wall to "keep the waves out." Of course that didn't last long, but the fun was in the building and decorating.
Jenn's been running on the beach, and while her knee is still giving her some pain after a couple of miles, yesterday she was able to get back and jump right in the pool because she ran in her new Athleta activewear. (If you're ever looking for a gift for Jenn, something from Athleta is always a good idea.)
There have certainly been some "classic kid times" with some fussing and a meltdown here and there, but overall, the kids are doing quite well with all of the stimulation, wall-to-wall activities, near exhaustion and non-stop entertainment. They've napped quite well, and they've even remained quite until after 7:00 am each day so far. And no, I'm not worried about jinxing myself, because if they get up earlier they'll just be returning to their SOP.