This morning we went to the beach at the Sea Pines Beach Club (all except Grandaddy, who decided to stay in). The beach club was pretty nice…private beach access, an easily accessible parking lot, bathrooms, shower, gift shop, restaurant, etc. etc. I was the designated picture taker, charged with not getting dirty so that I could take and use the DSLR and not get any sand, dirt or water on it. I took a ton of pictures using our new polarizing filter. I’m not sure I like the results. I may take the thing back.
Anyways, the boys and Grandma and Daddy had fun jumping waves, swimming, searching for shells, building sandcastles and a model of Bristol (a lake surrounded by mountains). They even found a star fish slowly trying to move on the sand in the tide pool. The beach was not that crowded when we got there, but as the morning wore on it got more and more crowded. We left a little before noon, and that seemed like perfect timing.
We went back to the townhouse for lunch and nap. While Mack napped, Cal and Grandma worked on Cal’s summer calendar assignments for first grade. Then after nap, I dropped the boys and Grandma off at the movie theater to see Ratatoullie. While they went to the movie, I went to a local scrapbooking store called “Remember When”. It was a very small store, really with no interesting product except for a bunch of Hilton Head theme items. I bought a bunch of cute laser die cuts and 12X12 die cut and printed pages with Hilton Head themes. I also bought a mini-album kit with a Hilton Head theme. It was a nice find after all.
I ran to Publix to pick up yet a few more things then went back to the townhouse to wait until time to go pick up Grandma and the boys. I had been home just a few minutes when my cell phone rang. It was Grandma saying that Mack didn’t like the movie and that she had had to take the boys out. She said the movie was a bit scary for Mack and that she didn’t really like it either. Lots of people mad at each other and lots of negative themes. Cal didn’t seem to care too much, saying he would just see the end some other time, like when Mack was at a birthday part or something 🙂 So I just picked them up and we all came back home until dinner.
Chad made yummy baked Ziti for dinner and now we’re just hanging out until the boys’ bed time.