July 17-24 was the week of this year's Kobsik Family Vacation. Every year Bubba Donna and Papa Fred have treated us to a week long beach trip in Wrightsville Beach, NC. This was the first year that Rick and I have had a baby at the beach and I have to admit that I was nervous as a first time mom about bringing a 6 week old to the beach. I really didn't have to worry. It was the best type of first vacation with baby. There were so manybaby sitters around so we had help and advice whenever we needed it. Rick and I even had dinner out with some of his co-workers that live in Wilmington! Our first time away from Samantha. Hooray. Samantha slept most of the time...there was a lot of fussing but Aunt Lori was able to soothe her quite a bit...and I think Samantha soothed Aunt Lori.
the two new additions to the family vacation - Emerson 6mos and Samantha 6wks
family picture on the beach - I think I am pretty brave to put post-partem pics of me in a bikini online! :)
all of the cousins - it sure is hard to get everyone together and try to pretend to be happy about it!
hanging out on the porch
Bubba Donna, Papa Fred and the 9 grandkids