Sunday, July 15, 2007


We just returned from vacationing in New Bern, NC with Mike, Val (Mark's sister), & Gabby. What an adventure taking a road trip with little ones! Overall they did great - they were roommates and slept through the night. After we got back from the beach things took a down turn... The girls decided they had had enough of our routines (vs. theirs) & their pack-n-plays (vs. their cribs) and certainly let us know. We cut the trip short by a day and drove through the night home. Everyone enjoyed the time away and feels refreshed! Enjoy the photos! And check out the Willson blog for more!

The whole crew in front of the Tryon Palace.

Mommy and Lydie in the gardens.

We got caught in a huge thunderstorm while perusing the gardens. A wet, but happy family!

The Girls in the Pool

Lydie loves to play with daddy in the water

The Beach! It was a hot day (even though we got there in them morning) and very windy. Since the umbrellas blew down my primary goal was to keep Lydia's hat on and pale blond head out of the sun. Lydie had other ideas (like taking her hat off). I resorted to letting her chew on a seashell to halt the fussing. Thus, we ended up taking her for a walk in her stroller on the boardwalk and resting in the shade while Gabby played with her parents. It was a really nice beach (Atlantic)- not crowded, warm water, soft sand and besides infant challenges, a nice day!

Exactly what it looks like...despite mommys best attempts, Lydia eating sand

I think the water was her favorite part of the beach!

Happy Lydie (notice sand all over her face and hat is off :)

Mommy and Lydie riding the New Bern Bear

Looking out over the Neuse River