Here’s post 1 of 2 from our long weekend at Bald Head Island celebrating our two birthdays and Halloween!
Bald Head Island Birthdays
40th on Bald Head Island
Six hours in the car with the kids was worth the trip to spend my birthday on Bald Head!
The boys both had fall break on the 27th and 28th, so we knew it was a great time to do a getaway! We didn’t realize how fun it would be to be on the island for Halloween – more on that in post 2 coming later this week!
Tdaddy took a little ferry nap
He is our hard-working driver!
Unfortunately this was our last warm afternoon!
After that it was overcast skies and windy days.
The boys headed straight out to the dock for fishing while I unpacked with a glass of vino.
Dinner at the Grille
We had reservations at the Bald Head Island Club’s “fancy” restaurant, The Grille.
Living his best life with crab dip!
I had a delicious starter salad
And amazing shrimp and grits!
The boys were on their best behavior
Especially with the promise of ice cream sundaes!
Turtle cheesecake for the grownups
Loved the golden white chocolate turtle for a turtle-friendly island!
Fit For A King
Mazen was thrilled to have a king bed for himself all weekend
Breakfasts + Lunches
We kept breakfast and lunch super simple with bagels, fruit, and sandwiches.
+ hummus, red pepper, pickle, cheese, lettuce, and turkey
Fishing All Morning
Mazen and Thomas maxed out the fishing all morning.
Birch did a little fishing, and we also took a walk to the market shops for excitement.
Afternoon at the Beach
It was warm enough for a beach visit to the point, but it was also super windy so we didn’t last long!
B changed into his suit just long enough to get soaking wet and cold, haha.
After we were too wind-blown to stay at the beach, we headed to the club playground where the boys played a pirate game for an hour!
Last nap as a 3 year old
They were worn out. Birch and I watched Survivor and he fell asleep in my lap. I kissed his little cheek 100 times!
Dinner at Jules’ Salty Grub Pub
Best Steam Pot Ever
Mazen is very into seafood these days and wanted the giant steam pot for dinner. It was pricey, so he and Thomas split it. He was in heaven!!
I had trout with succotash that was very good as well.
Happy Bday Dad!
My dad is on the other side of the world and today is his birthday!! He’s in Nepal hiking (for the second time!) with a group of men from Hillsborough.
Here he is at Larke Pass!
Whoa, go Dad!! What an inspiration! (Now I want a guest post from him about his hike and staying fit as one gets older.) Seriously, so cool.
Kath Younger says
Good idea! I can ask him.
Debra Powell says
I AGREE!! Guest post!
Happy Birthday to Kath and Birch. What a cute little dude!
I also came here to say that you’re dad should do a guest post about his trip. What an awesome adventure!
Wow….Nepal! I’m impressed! Love Mazen’s hair too! Happy Birthday Kath and Birch!
HI Kath, do beautycounter products contain fragrance? Jessica.
Kath Younger says
Not without disclosing the individual ingredients. Here’s a post with more: https://www.katheats.com/all-about-fragrance
Kudos to Dad. Great photo.
I remember you posting something about you Dad awhile ago that was like this.