We had been talking about heading to the beach in the early part of the summer, but didn't know exactly when. On Thursday, Brent came home and asked if I wanted to go the beach Friday afternoon and come back late Monday. Of course I didn't want to pass it up, so I started packing. We were all packed and ready to go when Brent got home, so off to Topsail Island we went. We had a blast! The weather was perfect..low 80s the entire time. O really had so much fun. Last summer, he was so fearless and would take off towards the water. This time, he was definitely interested in the water, but would not go down there without us by his side. He loved building sandcastles and digging in the sand with his little shovel. When the tide went back out, he loved sitting and playing in the "pools" as he called it. We were a little anxious about how well he would sleep in his pack 'n play, but he was so tired at the end of the day, we slept like a rock! We had an awesome time and hope to go back before summer is over. On Sunday evening we were able to take a few minutes before dinner and go out on a walkway near the intercoastal waterway to take some pictures.