Hello from Bald Head! We’re here for the week for Mazen’s spring break and staying in our family’s house, which has been officially named Marsh Onward! We arrived on Saturday and couldn’t wait to settle in. It’s just so beautiful in here.
Saturday night, the island held its monthly Howl At The Moon event on East Beach. They provide a main dish and everyone brings a potluck dish to share. A bagpiper comes out to serenade the group while we watch the moonrise – and howled of course!
It was quite chilly out on the beach, so soup was the perfect choice!
The community contributions were great: cheese and crackers, pizza, dips, sandwiches, and desserts.
It was windy though, so we barely made it to moonrise!
On Easter morning, we were greeted with warm sunshine.
I had a banana with almond butter for a small breakfast, and we waited for the arrival of the Easter Turtle! Since the Easter Bunny can’t swim across the island, the Easter Turtle helps him out with island deliveries. Mazen got a pirate-themed basket!
We had an Easter egg hunt to rush to next at the Club, and although we were on time, we missed the 5-year-old heat. Mazen went with the older kids who were very competitive, and he only got one egg. He was happy though because it had an Air Head inside. Looks like the Easter Bunny was tired out from a night of delivering baskets!
Not to worry though, because back at the house we had a special egg hunt for him to do himself. Nona and John sent a basket with eggs, and Thomas hid them in the backyard. M had a blast finding them in palm trees and under logs.
Next up was a simple brunch of eggs, bacon, toast, and fruit.
We relaxed all afternoon. Mom and I went on a pretty walk.
And Mazen and Thomas spent the better part of an hour like this:
We took naps, went for a short run, played football, and showered up for dinner. Look who got dressed and did his hair all by himself! I think he grew up overnight.
Cocktail hour + wine and beers for all. (Well, except the littlest person!)
We cooked steak, mashed potatoes, and asparagus for the main course.
And I brought Sweet Haus cake in a jar from Cville for dessert!
Layers of cake, cookie dough frosting, buttercream, and sprinkles on top!
I’ll be unplugging some this week and popping in here and there to share more of our week. Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. Thank you so much for all of your supportive comments on my last post. You guys are the best.