The Beach – Day 4

All good things must come to an end and so this was our last day at the beach. Thank goodness it was a great day and the kids were happy to play in the sand and waves most of the day – with a stop by the pool. Melissa and I ordered sea food for every meal and the kids got their fill of their favorites – pizza and macaroni and cheese and hot dogs. I’d call it a successful beach trip and hopefully we can make it happen again next year.

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  • NickiSeptember 19, 2018 - 11:57 pm

    When I zoom in I see so many errors in that blanket but I love seeing it in your picture’s 🙂

The Beach – Day 3

This was a short beach trip and suddenly my options for cousins photo shoots were quickly diminishing. We bribed the kids into matching swimsuits today and headed to the beach. (A huge shout out to Hanna Andersson for such a range in styles and sizes.) The day was gorgeous and not too cold so we actually made two trips to the beach and watched a movie or two in between.

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The Beach – Day 2

We woke up to an overcast sky and wind. The kids were up for the beach so we gave it a try. Everyone was pretty hardy – except Kaitlyn. She stayed wrapped up in a towel. (Ben spent most of the time napping in the stroller.) Before too long the kids wanted to test out the rooftop pool and we were happy to oblige.

Then showers and a movie got everyone warmed up and rejuvenated. We loaded up and headed to the boardwalk. The kids were fascinated with all the food and games. They would have happily stayed all evening. (The funniest/scariest event wasn’t caught on video, but a seagull tried to attack me for my funnel cake. The kids were great about trying to run them off with loud noises and hand motions, but every time I quit paying attention they would sneak in on me. Scary!)

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Beach Bound

My sister was headed up my way for her yearly road trip so we decided to meet in New Jersey for a few days at the beach. I loaded up my four little people and we made a pretty easy 6 hour drive to the beach. (iPads go a long way to making an easy trip for the oldest three. Ben’s a few years from that but thankfully he’s just a happy baby.) We arrived at almost the same time and quickly unloaded a ton of bags. Then everyone wanted to go to the beach. It was chilly but we should still have known better than to leave them in their clothes. The kids played in the water and the sand until they turned blue. Then we ran home for hot showers and pizza. It was a pretty awesome first night at the beach.

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Car Wash

I have no idea the last time my car was washed, but these guys volunteered. I thought it sounded like a wonderful Saturday afternoon activity. We are leaving on a road trip tomorrow and a clean car was on my list to do.

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Jumping And Ice Cream

Kaitlyn and I (and some friends) introduced Alex to the West End Creamery today. He loved the jumping and thought the ice cream was pretty amazing too. (Now we just need to take Teague.)

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Why Not Stickers?

This has been something I wanted to blog about all year and today I realized I almost missed my chance. Kaitlyn’s ballet teacher gives the girls two stamps after class if they did a good job. (And that means every week – with maybe one exception.) These are huge stamps that take up the entire back of her hand and are always in a blue or purple color. The worst part is they don’t wash off with normal soap and water or even in the shower. They seem to last from class on Tuesday till Thursday evening when Kaitlyn is in the pool for 30 minutes for swim lessons. Why oh why can’t she just get a sticker that will naturally lose it’s stickiness within a few hours? (Or just one small stamp, maybe?) If you look closely you can see the remnants of this weeks stamps on Kaitlyn’s hands. She had a bath instead of a shower yesterday so they have almost faded away, but I felt this needed to be documented (and my complaint heard).

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Jungle Gyms Or Science Experiments?

We met Kaitlyn’s friend at the park to play but they quickly decided it was much more fun to create a special concoction out of water and wood chips. Yum!

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