We got to go to Charleston, South Carolina, to visit Ryan's family and see his brother, Collin, graduate from high school. We did lots of fun things like bowling, basketball, eating great food, visiting with family, playing lots of games, and going to the beach. They kids had so much fun in the sand.
Max being buried halfway
and getting himself out.
Chris under the sand.
Max buried all the way to his chin, with his floaties on of course. Did he even get close to going in the water? Nope. But he wouldn't take those things off his arms.
Even Nora got in on the action. She loved the sand.
Maybe a little too much.
We had so much fun on our first trip to the beach, that we had to go again.
Max didn't want to go anywhere near the water, so he stayed up on the beach.
Chris was fearless, though and we kept having to call him back because he was getting too deep.
He loved jumping in the waves.
Nora loved eating sand.
Well, I don't know if she loved it, but she kept on doing.
And we built a sandcastle.
This is Nora right before she destroyed the sandcastle. She looks pretty excited about all the destruction she's about to do.
Max completed his first year of preschool. He will be going to the same preschool next year, but they always have a graduation ceremony for the kids at the end of the year.
The head teacher spotlights each student and tells what the teachers think they will grow up to be. According to their predictions, Max will be a great airline pilot because of his calm and pleasant disposition.
In anticipation of the Avengers movie coming out, we watched some of the individual movies that lead up to the Avengers (Incredible Hulk, Ironman, Thor, Captain America). We also made shirts to show our support for the team:
Black Widow and Thor
The Whole Team
We had a great time as a family going to see the movie in a movie theater. Plus, Nora slept almost the entire time. It was really fun to get into the superhero spirit.