Tuesday, August 11, 2009

2009 Beach Photos - with Papa & GrandmaC

First Stop - "MotorWorld"







Francesca was super excited when we told her where we were going but as soon as she heard how loud the place was, she was not happy. Good thing I made her ride with me (I know bad mom) because within a few minutes...






(after she uncovered her ears...)







(and away we went..)







(OK she still has her ears covered but soon...)



She truly was loving it! That is her & me having a great time around our first ride of the day...around the track!





Annabelle was just happy to be hanging out with Grandma C and her stroller! She was old enough to ride with a driver, but she is just too tiny (according to the height requirements to enjoy many of the rides).




"So you are telling me, I can't ride many of the rides here because I am too short - what's up with that!"


After that first ride with Mom, Francesca was ready to take on driving all by herself!





Since this was one of the only two rides in the park that Annabelle could ride - Daddy took her for a spin (the great workers at MotorWorld didn't charge us fro Annabelle's ride)!


Francesca had a blast jumping...



up & down!


And than went for a spin on the track with Papa in the driver seat!


(while Mom, Annabelle, and Grandma C took a much needed rest on a near by bench)


and to finish off the day, the girls took a nice ride on the dinosaurs!


Next stop - a dolphin tour!

One of the cargo ships we saw leaving the harbor...


an ocean sunset....


Mom & Annabelle enjoying some time inside the boat's cabin....


while Francesca was running around the deck on the look out for some dolphins....



We did see a few dolphins and it was a ton of fun! But it was getting late so we returned back to Papa & Grandma C house for a good night's rest because the next day we went to the....



BEACH!

hanging in the water with Papa...

Francesca making friends where ever she goes....


Grandma C, Francesca, and Papa!


and our little movie star!


and last but not least a photo of the light house on Cape Henry...


We truly had a wonderful time! Not only did we tackle all of that in just a few days, but we also made time for some amazing meals out, a stop for some ice-cream, a few cocktails for the adults, and some beautiful afternoon drives along the shore line and speciality store shopping sprees! So looking forward to making another trip down before the summer is officially over...

7 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a fabulous little getaway! It looks like you had a blast! Cute pictures!

KiT said...

Looks like you all had lots of fun!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What great pictures of your beach getaway!! I cannot get over how much the girls have grown....they are too cute for words!!

We are heading to the cape this weekend and we will be making our annual trip to the go karts with the kids! Nick loves them....we are hoping Sarah is big enough this year!!

Talk to you soon:)

Lisa

Oatsvall Team said...

what an amazing time and the pictures are fab ... we did gocarts while we were on vacation also ... you are cracking me up w/ your comment ... we are hoping everyone buys are products for Christmas gifts, birthday presents, teacher gifts, etc ... We could so spread the word and help feed a lot of orphans ...

Keisha said...

Oh.. I hate being SHORT! :) One day.. she'll be big enough.
Love the pictures! Looks like you are having FUN FUN FUN!

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

You havea beautiful family :) I love the comment about her being too short and what is up with that :) Love the blog :)

Blessings,
Tami
PRAYING JEREMIAH HOME QUICKLY
www.tillGodbringsthemhome.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Oh my golly, what a great little trip! Motorworld looks awesome!

Francesca is soooo big! Beautiful, but getting big girl now! And your little Annabelle, seriously could nibble her up!

Looks like all is well, yeaaaa!

Going to scroll down and catch up :)

Love,
Heather