Friday, June 29, 2012

Our Family Vacation - Kiawah Island, SC

My wonderful parents treated us to a beach vacation on Kiawah Island, SC the last week of June.  It was such a great time and the perfect balance of relaxation, fun and family time.  Kiawah Island is about 20 miles from Charleston and is a great place for families.  It was great to see so many families riding bikes around the hanging out on the beach.  We had a great little beach house that was a two minute walk from the beach.  Hannah and Cameron LOVED the beach! 

 Hannah tolerated the ocean, but loved the sand and building "sand castles."
 Cameron really enjoyed both!  He is our little fish and had no qualms about walking right out into the ocean.  The sand and sun did a number on him and he also enjoyed a little snooze under the umbrella!
 One night, we went to a Charleston Riverdogs Minor League baseball game.  The atmosphere at these type of games are always so fun.  Hannah is a little obsessed with mascots and loved seeing Charlie as much as possible!
 First family photo of the vacation.
 We spent two different mornings in the downtown Charleston area.  My family and I have been there a few times and I always enjoy spending time exploring and learning about the area.  The first morning we did a carriage ride, but it was rainy and we were wet so we didn't get any pictures.  The second morning we walked down to the Battery to enjoy the history of the area.  I love all the big, beautiful, old houses in Charleston! 
 We also spent a few hours each morning walking/shopping at the Charleston City Market.  It's fun to see all the different vendors and their goodies.  I even got a new sweet grass basket for my kitchen!
 Tim and the kids and I also spent a morning at a great local water park.  It was perfect for little ones and both Hannah and Cameron had a lot of fun!

Tim and my dad also golfed two different days.  I was so excited for Tim because one day they played at the Ocean Course which is where the PGA Championship will be held in August.  It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I'm so glad he experienced. 

On our last night, we ate right on a little creek outside of the city.  It was a little warm for an outside meal, but it was fun to watch the boats (with fresh shrimp) come in while we ate.
We had such an awesome week away and were able to spend some really good quality time as our "little" family and with my mom and dad.  We are blessed to have great parents!  Thanks for an amazing vacation!


Kristina said...

Looks like such a fun time!

Rich and Tif said...

Glad you were able to get away and have some family fun!