The Usticks: obx

Saturday, August 15, 2009


"Vacay" (can you hear brent snickering in the back? he loves that word) is over! We're back. Spent a week in the Outer Banks in a condo on the Sound. Avery had no problems doing sand angels and getting completely messy -- there was sand EVERYWHERE. She also loved Brent holding her in the ocean with the small waves crashing against them. I stayed at a safe distance on shore. I think I got water up to my knees =)

Probably the best part of getting dirty (especially sand in the eyes) for Avery was how we'd wash her face off with water from a bottle. Oh, she giggled her way through that! She even would get upset when we put the water away. Did I mention her grabbing the water bottle and successfully drinking water out of it with minimal/if at all drippage by herself? She grabbed Brent's nalgene bottle and sipped away, too. Let's not talk about how long it took her to transition to a sippy cup! She LOVED drinking water from my straw cups at meals. Geesh... this girl is a water baby. Her new favorite thing to do during bath time was to fill up her cups with the water coming out of the faucet and also drinking from the rushing water. ok, enough of the water stories!

Here's Avery in the car with her puppy D'Angelo riding down to the beach last Saturday. Traffic was pretty good, actually. Thank goodness!

Play time with Daddy on the couch.

View of the Sound from our balcony:

Despite some long days with only 1 nap, Avery still had some fun play time!

Now we're back and we've already celebrated the coming arrival of Kennan and Travis' little boy with a baby shower here! We can't wait to meet little Wyatt! MAJOR thanks goes to my mom & aunt for helping me put it all together!!!


The Brooks Family said...

Yay!! Looks like you guys had a BLAST!! So glad you could get to the beach :-) Great pics!

Anonymous said...

Love your post of your week! The pix are TRRRRRIFIC!