a few weeks ago we visited my sister and her little fam in north carolina! it was kind of a whirlwind of a trip considering we were only there for a long weekend. my mom and i made the trip up with kids on a thursday afternoon, and surprisingly only stopped twice! our kids are pretty good travelers. blake and i joke that we've kind of forced them to be since we like to go so much. but i do believe if you want your kids to do well in situations that aren't a part of their daily routines, you have to be flexible. and we tend to not stress out so much about schedules and routines over here...for the most part.
anyways, i've made this trip to north carolina the first weekend of may for 3 years now! the first time was when my nephew was born, and i haven't missed a birthday yet! i feel pretty blessed with the fact that even though my sister lives so far away from us, that we still make our kids' relationships a priority. emma and rhett get closer as they get older and it makes me so happy! wyatt will join in on their love fest soon enough :)
we crammed rhett's birthday weekend full! even a quick visit to the beach! emma LOVED everything about the beach and the ocean. huge improvement from last year when she was pretty hesitant. her confidence makes me so proud! wyatt on the other hand has some progress to make...ha! he was very unenthused over the whole thing. and was not crazy about the cold water. i'm sure all that will change soon enough! all in all, it was a great time!