Tonight after work, Ed, Edwin & I drove down to Wrightsville Beach to have dinner with the Benedict family. If you recall my Saturday post, I mentioned that Dave (Ed's old roommate) and his sister Des spent the night at our house. Well, their whole family is spending this week at the beach. It was so nice to spend time with them. The last time I saw Dave's parents was at our wedding two years ago. They are some of the nicest people you could ever meet. Well, they all are actually. So it was Dave's parents Steve & Louise, Dan (the oldest) & his wife (I'm pretty sure her name is Elise, but I could be wrong...I feel awful for forgetting) & their two boys Matthew-4 and Samuel-2. And Dave & Des of course. The boys played together for awhile and Edwin explored the entire condo several times. We had a yummy dinner (they even had a high chair for Edwin!!!) and then headed for the beach. The weather was absolutely wonderful tonight and I enjoyed every single moment of it. Edwin LOVES the beach. I mean he really loves the beach. He played in the sand, he ran in the waves, he tried eating the shells, he ran in the waves some more. It's so fun to watch all of his expressions...and to watch him learning all the time. He figured out that if you run toward the water, when the waves start to get close, you can turn around and run the other direction and it won't get you! Matthew ended up helping dig a giant hole (some guy was out there with his kids), but Samuel doesn't really care for the water so he hung back with his mommy. It's so hard to describe in mere words how great tonight was. And the best part was having Ed there with us to enjoy it all. Here are a few pics of our evening:
Elise, Dave, Dan (hiding)
Des, Louise, Steve
Edwin was more interested in the toys than the camera...but we at least tried to get a family shot!
Matthew playing with Uncle Dave (look at Samuel's expression in the background!!) Now it's Samuel's turn Yes ladies, Dave is single! Haha