Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Dunes and Flight

It continues to be windy, but we ventured out to the dunes (Jockey's Ridge) anyway. It wasn't as enjoyable as it was last year. The wind was really whipping the sand around, stinging our legs and sometimes getting into our eyes. The kids had a great time running down the huge mounds of sand and Daniel had a blast in the "world's largest sandbox"! He kept running away from us, often waiting until we were a step ahead of him and then darting in the opposite direction. He loved rolling around and throwing himself down. He even attempted to run down the dunes with his brother and sister. We had a good time despite the wind. We then headed over to Kitty Hawk and finally made it up to see the monument on the hill. It is a neat little park. Matt and Andy tried to run the distance of the fourth flight in 59 seconds because that is how long it took Orville Wright to fly that distance. They didn't make it! It was close though. We also made it into the NASA part of the museum, but it really wasn't as spectacular as we had hoped, oh well! We had a good time roaming around and goofing around.
We got home around 2:00 pm and put Daniel down for a nap and I decided to lay down too! It felt so good to take a 1 1/2 hour nap! Matt and Sarah played, while Andy dozed as well. After nap time the kids went into the pool - yet again! The pool temperature jumped up to 88 degrees and they were loving it! I finally got some pictures of them enjoying the pool. It's hard to believe vacation is almost over. Only three more days and we have to leave - why does vacation seem to always go so much faster than real life? I am, however, starting to get the "ready feeling" for school. We will have a long stretch of school before a vacation day. I am starting to pray about attitudes even as I type - both mine and the kids!

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