Last Tuesday evening we packed up the van, picked up Chick-fil-a once we got on the road, and made it all the way to Fripp Island without stopping! The kids were so excited, and we just couldn’t wait to get there and visit the island for the very first time!
So after a very late night and getting some much needed sleep, we loaded up our golf cart (which is the preferred method of transportation around the island) and headed to the beach! The water was warm and calm, and the beach was almost empty! We spent the morning swimming in the ocean, building castles in the sand, playing bocce ball, and enjoying the sun! We went back to the condo for lunch and then headed to the pool! Carson enjoyed a nice nap by the pool, and the big kids were such little fish swimming all over the pools!
Wednesday evening, our friends Maria and Todd went out to dinner while Jeffrey, all the kids, and I had tacos at the condo and then spent the rest of the evening at the playground. We also saw lots of deer on the ride to and from, which quickly became one of Carson’s favorite things about Fripp! It was such a great first day of exploring!
Thursday morning we loaded all our beach gear up again and headed back to the beach. The tide was really low, so we were able to walk out to the sand bar and play before spending the rest of the morning building sand castles and splashing in the waves. After lunch back at the condo, we met our friends at the pool for the rest of the afternoon! I think our crew could have swam all day long!
Unfortunately we also had to move out of the condo that day because the air broke, but we did get to move to a beautiful house right near the pool, so there was definitely an upside! After getting settled into the new place, it was mine and Jeffrey’s turn to enjoy a date night at the Bonita Boathouse while the kids made pizza and brownies with Maria and Todd! It was so great to be able to spend some quality time and enjoy some yummy seafood on vacation in the midst of chasing three kids around!
And before bed Thursday night we took a late night golf cart ride to look for more deer, and they were everywhere! A couple of them got really close to Sarah Ann and Reece. And sweet Car-man, he was such a trooper the whole trip, just sleeping whenever he could and staying up late. Plus, I think he really liked getting to share a king bed with Mommy and Daddy!