Last year we did something so fun on the 4th of July, that we decided to make it a tradition! We drive around with the windows down, and the sunroof open, blasting our favorite patriotic songs. Meanwhile, the boys hang out of the van, furiously waving their little American flags. Last summer, we just drove around the neighborhood waving to our friends and neighbors along the way. This year, we were still down on the Outer Banks, enjoying our family beach week! So as July 4th came around, after a full day on the beach and some yummy homemade ice cream, it was time to roll those windows down!
We turned into our little beach house neighborhood and as the boys poked their body’s out into the wind, we turned up the volume as loud as it could go! We were having a blast waving our flags and singing along! What we failed to notice, was the police officer following us down the street! (Oops!) He eventually pulled us over. Once he realized we were just a family having some fun, and not some wild, drunk, hooligans, he laughed and let us off with a warning!
Maybe we should just stick to our own little quiet neighborhood next year!? It was definitely a funny experience and a memory we’ll never forget!
Our day spent on the beach was full of swimming, boogie boarding, digging a giant sand tunnel, and casting our net for little fish and crabs!
And then, of course, we had to cool off visiting a cute little homemade ice cream shop! The ice cream melted faster than the kids could eat, but who doesn’t love messy little ice cream covered mouths? Lucy even got to eat the end of Curtis’ cone and was so excited she couldn’t stop dancing!
Wonderful memories were made and I can’t wait for our beach week to roll around again next summer! For now, we’ll just keep watching the PART 2 video of our awesome Beach Vacation, and you should too!