This summer was our second annual July 4th vacation to the Outerbanks with my in-laws and cutie nephews. What a huge difference there is in spending several days with twin 2-year-olds and spending several days with twin 3 year-olds. This year the twins played more, fought less, and definitely had more brotherly love for one another. It is so heartwarming to see little people love on each other. Even as an aunt it makes me proud, so I can only imagine how a parent must feel when their own little ones do the same.
This year’s beach trip didn’t disappoint. We always have a good time when we hang out with my SIL (and BFF) Lindsay, my BIL Ron, and their kids, and we were also joined by my MIL and Stuart’s cousin Leah. We played Mini Golf, ate “Baby” Popsicles (these are really quite amazing), fished, had loads of beach time, played lots of beach baseball where I learned to properly swing the bat by squishing the bug (thanks Ron!), went “deep” once due to ice cold waters, taught my MIL how to use her iPad, and we had even started a new family tradition of eating dessert on the deck. With a house full of people you would think there would be no quiet time, but there was and those were some of my favorite moments to capture. It was so sweet to watch the twins play quietly with their trains in their pajamas
Now that we’re in Vancouver, I am not sure when we’ll do another July 4th with them at the Outerbanks, but I am working on rallying everyone to come visit us.