Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Catch A Wave

(But watch out for sharks!!)

Here’s a recap of our first few days on Bald Head Island! We’ve enjoyed plenty of sunshine (and sunscreen), shrimp, and sunsets.

This year’s house is simply gorgeous! It was renovated recently and has ship lap and pretty decor throughout. The size is great, and we’re just off the dunes from the ocean.

M found the perfect nook for chilling out.

Check out all of the aqua accents!

Our group was the first to arrive (we left Cville at 6:45am to get here mid-afternoon) and after some unpacking we put on our suits and cooled off in the waves.

Then the Allens arrived from NYC!

And finally Grammie + Pea!

We had a simple dinner the first night – fresh mahi mahi, corn on the cob and grilled asparagus.

We spent all day Sunday out at the beach. The south shore of the island is so calm and shallow, so it’s been perfect for the kids (and moms!)

The kiddos got matching wearable beach towels!

“Give your mama a kiss.”

We all got in the ocean together – grandparents included and Emmie in her floaty boat – late in the afternoon. The ocean is so warm!

They are almost ready to really play together. Emmie chases Mazen around the house and calls him “Nana.”

Our second night we had a low country boil, per tradition. This meal is always so easy to make for a group. Here’s the recipe that will serve 3-4 so be sure to double for a group.

Breakfasts have been simple yogurt bowls and lunches have been salads so far!

All the summer fruits with greek yogurt and raspberry jam

And a chef’s salad (I steamed the deli meat) with avocado, herbed goat cheese, red pepper, figs, arugula, and homemade dressing. Plus Red, Hot, Blues.

Yesterday we were swimming with the kids when another mother waved us back to shore. Of course we scrambled to get out ASAP! She said they had spotted a shark a block or so down the beach and to watch out for it. We waited to get back in the ocean, and Larbs saw it twice!! I’m not sure how much ocean swimming I’ll be doing for the second half of the week *wide eye emoji!!*

Sea you again soon!

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