We arrived at Seabrook Island around 8pm on Saturday night. We had a bit of a rough ride with the babies and had to make a few unplanned stops. I just have to say that Chick-fil-a IS AWESOME on the road. We don't really eat fast food (especially the babies) but I loved that Chick-fil-a has grilled nuggets, fruit, and milk as a kid's meal and that it is super clean and the high chairs all come stocked with a sanitizing hand wipe and a plastic bib.
Our car was PACKED
Can you spot the babies? (and yes, I did ensure everything was secure and the babies were not going to be harmed by flying objects :) )
Jay and I went to Seabrook for a quick, easy babymoon a little over a year ago. I'm just realizing that I never really blogged about our trip! I will definitely have to go back and add that! We had a fabulous time on our little babymoon and when my parent's had the chance to rent their friend's cottage this year we told them to jump on it!
The vacation meals started with Spice, an Asian fusion new restaurant at the entrance to Seabrook. We didn't pull in until 9:30 and they were closing but thankfully stayed open to make us some take out. It was YUMMY and I would definitely recommend. Their hospitality was fabulous. We had these awesome drinks as we waited for our food. Green tea with berry vodka and a splash of cranberry and a slice of lime. I'm going to try and recreate and post the recipe soon. The babies slept wonderfully and I don't think anyone woke up before 8:30.
Surprise gifts when we arrived. Towels by Tender Love and Cloth
The babies spent sometime exploring before bed. They were WILD when we arrived (it was half an hour past bedtime) so we let them burn some energy before putting them to bed.
Emma Cate found the toy bag
I woke up this morning to the sound of pouring rain. We made the best of it and unpacked and played while we waited for it to pass. As soon as the rain we gone we made our way to the beach club. We just dropped morning naps this past week to prep for preschool in September so I am praying the babies do well this week.
Already making the place
a mess ours.
loving the zero entry pool at the beach club
except when this happens. but isn't that tush adorable?
gigi is always a huge help and one of the reasons I get to take so many pictures!
loves her daddy
lunch was at the pelican's nest. average food but gorgeous dining experience right on the water
We did a little more swimming after lunch but Holden was pooped and laying down on the concrete so we decided to head back for nap time.
jay enjoyed a little porch time during nap while mom and i ran to the grocery store to stock up
we made a little stop at the counter at freshfields for ice cream and cokes
snack time after nap
We LOVE riding bikes while at the beach. Our friends who we rented from let us borrow their bikes and baby attachment. As soon as Jay headed back to Charlotte, mom and I took the babies out for a spin. They loved it (well until Emma Cate stole Holden's paci and decided to lay all over him and pull his ears. He may have complained a bit and swatted at her...)
Before you go thinking that I made my poor mom tote the babies around I want you to know that the baby carrier only attaches to one of the bikes, our friend's husband's. I'm only 5'2 and could even get over this bike! My mom is 5'9 and volunteered to ride it and tote the babies. I felt bad but definitely was not complaining. Ha!
my view as navigator
we took a random turn and found this beautiful area. There is a pretty big dock for crabbing and a lookout tower with an amazing view over the marsh and towards the ocean.
something about being at the beach is bringing out the walker in this guy. I wish I could get the video to load but Holden has really taken off today. He did about ten steps on his own. I want to jump up and down and clap for him but it scares him and he falls so I keep my excitement to myself :) I can't wait to see his progress this week.
mom made yummy bruschetta appetizers and I contributed with grapes and cheese for the babies and prosciutto for us. Turns out that Emma Cate is a big fan of both! We made pizza for dinner and the babies inhaled it.
we had grand plans to take the babies back to the pool after dinner but during dinner it started pouring so we just played inside instead.
We had an amazing first day. I'm going to get a little sappy here but when we were in the thick of infertility, these are the moments I would dream about sharing with our children; wagon rides, beach trips, first steps. I am just sooo sooo sooo happy and thankful they are coming true. I don't ever take this time with our sweet babies for granted. I have two friends that are currently battling infertility and if you could please say a prayer for them I would really appreciate it.