Just got back from a couple of hours on the beach – I left Mark and Jacob down there boogie boarding in the waves (well, Jacob is boogie boarding and Mark stands out getting pounded in the waves, Jacob wades out to him and them Mark takes him a bit deeper than he can go and then pushes him off on the best wave). I think that Jacob could quite happily do that all day – well, that with the occassional building sand castles (I’m afraid that life back in Asheville with just me and no beach will pale in comparison to the last few days for Jacob)!
This morning I decided to get up to walk along the beach as the sun was rising (which was at the very polite hour of 6.50am!) There was hardly anyone on the beach and the tide was out, no wind – it was beautiful, the best time of the day I think. I took some photos which don’t do it justice but you get the general idea, plus some of the houses along the beach.
Across the road from our little house lives a little fat cat! She is very friendly and waddles over whenever shes see us – it has been nice to have a cat around. Unfortunately she is so fat that she can’t groom herself properly so she has big clods of matted fur – I’d take to her with scissors but she is always in perpetual motion if we are around in a determined attempt to ensure she gets as many strokes as possible so I would probably end up cutting her.
Tomorrow we head into Charleston for the day and night – looking forward to taking a look around. We are staying in a B&B in one of the old mansions so hope it is as lovely as I’m expecting!!!
I was going to do another blog with what we did last week before we drove to Folly Beach but it was a pretty uneventful week apart from Jacob starting preschool. He goes to the preschool at the Asheville Performing Arts Academy in the mornings (in the afternoons they have music, drama and dance lessons for older kids). His teacher is Miss Kylie, whos seems lovely, and he has between 5 and 8 kids in the class ranging from 3 years to 5 years. He came home on the second day with a star which he was very proud of – he and his friend Ruby both got stars for cleaning up the toys. The next day he got one for great singing (wonder if he was doing his gospel numbers)?? When we get back we’ll organise some playdates for him with Ruby and Gallagher. His other favourite person is Kiki’s son Will who is 14 and has looked after Jacob a couple of times. Either though Will is much older they seem to be on the same wavelength which is lovely to see. He is particular fond of Bobby, one of his theatre student babysitters. Apparently Bobby does great Transformer voices and “we laugh alot together”!! So, jacob is pretty happy at the moment.
Talk again next week when we get back to Asheville.
love Charlotte xo