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Emerald Isle Beach

For the long Labor Day Weekend, we decided to stay in town and explore our "new" home as a family. Thankfully, we have been blessed with lots of sunshine so far and so we took advantage of the beautiful weather yesterday and went to Emerald Isle Beach.

It was Amelia's first time at the beach since she can sit up on her own. She had a great time playing with the sand and eating it too no matter how hard I try to stop her! She wasn't very fond of the water temperature either. Amelia prefer her bath water really warm (like Daddy and Kuya). I thought the ocean water was perfect; it was just cool enough to cool you down from the hot, blazing sun.

As always, Nathaniel loved playing in the water and even more so now that Hubby is with us this time. He rode on Daddy's shoulder and they went in the deeper end. He could not stop talking about how awesome it was to play in the waves. That evening during bedtime prayers, Nathaniel's 5 things he was thankful for were the beach, water, waves, sand and having fun as a family. It makes us very happy and proud as parents that as Nathaniel was at the beach, he made an effort to remember to be thankful about it all that night. I like to think and hope we are raising him right.