We just had a great long weekend in Cherry Grove, a little beach just north of Myrtle Beach, S.C. that stole our hearts a few years ago. It was Harper’s first beach trip and my mother and father in law’s first time going to the beach with their grandkids!
We ate at some yummy restaurants (Hoskins for seafood, River City Cafe for burgers, and Gray and I took Landon on a little date to Nakatos – his first time going to a Japanese steakhouse where they cook in front of you!). My father in law, Grayson, and I went off shore fishing one morning (my first time ever fishing on a boat in the ocean!) and it was so much fun! I was a little nervous thinking that I might get sea sick, but it didn’t bother me at all! We didn’t catch much that we could keep to eat, but it was still a great experience. I reeled in a pretty good size shark, Grayson caught an octopus, and several lizard fish and sea bass were among the non-keepers. We did, however, grill the spanish mackerel and flounder we caught for dinner on our last night… and it was DELICIOUS!
We listened to live music at Barefoot Landing and let Landon ride the beautiful carousel and little boats, I got up and watched the sunrise at the inlet with my friend Meredith, who was also at the beach with her family, and we just laid on the beach for the majority of the time (which is just how I like it). Landon loves the beach and had so much fun playing at the edge of the water with his sand buckets and shovels. Harper didn’t mind the beach one bit, either! We have already gotten so much use out of this tent that my friend Lee gave us when Landon was born, and it was a lifesaver once again on this trip.
We were blessed with perfect weather every day and every sunset was just breathtaking. We took a few family pictures on the beach one night, which is no easy task with two babies two and under (a big thanks to my sweet mother in law!).
Trips like this with two little ones aren’t always easy, but they are so worth it. Some of the best advice I can give new parents is to never stop going and doing just because you have littles in tow. You’re making memories that will last a lifetime and giving them the greatest gift!
I hope ya’ll had a great Labor Day weekend! Now, bring on pumpkin spice, football, and sweater weather!