Play by play of the most amazing day!!!
Very first time surfing!
Brothers, sisters <3
We went straight to the beach the morning of her birthday and she was surprised with not one but two mermaid tails!!
Baby on theme with his Flock of Seagulls hair hahaha
In the afternoon more family arrived and we enjoyed…
Vanilla cake with lemon curd filling and homemade buttercream icing. The decorations are Ghirardelli white chocolates that we made…
…plus a few fondant sea creatures. There are also homemade sugar cookies on there as well. The top two tiers are actually rice krispie treats. Cake inspiration from the ocean (obviously) and also Mako Mermaids (show on Netflix) and also from watching those dessert competition shows (especially Zumbo’s Just Desserts!) !
The birthday fun continued into the evening with a trip to Old Orchard Beach!
Best birthday ever!
A trip to North Carolina, back to school, a birthday, football, an eclipse: why not jam it all into one post?!
And note: no ipads/phones/screens of any kind on the 10 hour drive; it is still possible for kids to be bored on road trips. haha Staring out the window is underrated, right?!
One little pop of color!
We tried to do this hike a few years ago but didn’t make it to the falls (the whole thing was straight uphill) it took us nearly 3 hours to get up to the falls.
We also took a little walk around Asheville (we all much preferred the woods).
And on to…
And today we saw the solar eclipse which was very cool.