Friday, October 22, 2010

Pixels to Prove It

We really did take a great vacation. Though we were only gone for two nights, we - according to Wyatt - did, "like six days, I mean this much (holding hands far apart) stuff!"

I'm going to assume that many of these pictures speak for themselves. Up first: the beach, twice.

Then there was a meal outside at sunset:

Next up, a trip to the Wright Brothers Memorial. There was a great ranger's talk (it was an hour long and the kids lost interest quickly, though Jeff was riveted and did a great job of relaying the facts to me. The Wright Brothers? They were pretty amazing.) but since I ended up outside with our small people, I used the great setting for a photo shoot. I do love taking pictures of my kids. And I swear I tried to take more pictures of Wyatt but he was just a wee bit squirrelly and didn't exactly cooperate, so it was really Natalie's show.

We spent our last morning at Jockey's Ridge State Park in Nag's Head. It's the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern U.S. and it was really, really fun. There's no way you could pay me to go there in the summer - I can't even imagine how hot and sticky it would be - but this glorious fall day made it the perfect activity for running off excess energy before our ride home. And here again, I love taking pictures of my kids and the combination of sand, blue sky and generally cooperative subjects resulted in an ungodly number of which I'm now going to subject you.

That's a tiny little Wyatt who ran to the other dune - there were only two other families there so we let him have pretty free reign. He loved it!

Is it any wonder they think he's a superhero? He carried them both through the sand, back to the boardwalk. I got tired carrying the diaper bag!

 And that's all she wrote. Fun vacation and great memories!


Rife Wife said...

Great pics! And girls are better subjects for photo shoots than boys (at least that has been our experiences lately as well!)

Mom said...

Great pictures of your "six days of fun." Both kids have grown and changed since we saw them. Natalie's hair has gotten noticeably longer and Wyatt's has gotten shorter--love the looks. And their superhero looks good and relaxed too. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

Great pictures! Love the one of Natalie running in the foreground with a blurry Wyatt running in the background! And the last picture, of course, is sweet. Love the piggy tail hair style!

SStites said...

Wonderful pictures! Glad to see Natalie has grown into the sweater, and at the right time of year! That's hard to judge! Hugs to all of you!

Susan said...

Love the pictures and love you all!

Craig and Jamie said...

Thank you, Stephanie, for all the wonderful pictures. You have one good lookin' family!