Monday, August 19, 2019

Riding to the Point

It's Monday night and we celebrated Amy's mom's birthday today!  Back to a week ago Friday...

After the beach Friday, we barbecued up some burgers, dogs, steak and chicken.  
 Some arts and crafts while waiting for the food.  

 The backyard is still so pretty!  A nice environment to grill!
 Doing my prep work.  
The boys kept busy.

 The food is done!
It was quiet while everyone ate.
 I'm happy with the way it came out.  

 I can't believe we had room for dessert.  
 Once the little ones went to bed, we started playing games.  
 Scattegories to start.  That's a fun game.  When the older kids went to bed, we played Cards Against Humanity.  That's even more fun!
 The kids were up super early on Saturday again.  
 Ariel really wants to play the guitar.  She's just too small at this point.  
 Back to the jewelry making!

 Amy and Rebecca drove the younger ones to the point in Longport.  I rode bikes there with Jeremy, Aden, my dad and Will. This was to be Aden's longest ride at the shore so far.  A couple of miles.  
 He did well.  And it was a fun way to see all the big houses.  
 Out to the point.  
Just a bunch of shots of the kids running around on very slippery rocks between the bay and the ocean.

Ariel and Emily got along so well.

 You can see Ocean City off in the distance.  
These pics of Jeremy and Will were from pretty far way.  I need to use my good camera more often.

Ariel loves to pose.

 Our pretty girl.  
Long distance buddies.

 We took a bunch of group shots and they came out pretty well.  

 Ran into my friend Jaime.
 This doodle was cute.  She dug holes then put her head in them.  

 Then we wandered over to the ocean.
 No dolphins this time.
It was such a pretty day it was hard to stop taking pictures.
 Another good group shot.
 Here are some cool dudes.  We had a lot planned that day so we needed to get going!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

A Very Margate Day

Well here might be the biggest post ever.  In fact, it was about 200 pictures that I'm going to spread over the next four days.  We had a visit from dear friends and we had so much fun I'm going to share pretty much every moment of it!

They drove in last Thursday night from outside Albany, New York.  It was about a 5 hour drive.  
 They made it!
 It was so great to see Rebecca, Jeremy, Will and Emily.  You might remember them from their visit last year.  Rebecca and Amy are friends from Muhlenburg College.  
 The boys went right into entertaining.  

 Friday morning, all the kids were up way too early.  The twins before 6.  
 They did the Toody Ta dance for us.  
 Emily was great with the boys.  Ariel wasn't around.  She stayed back home to go to camp.  She didn't want to miss the last day of Color Games.  Aden didn't really care and came with us.  

 Time to get going!
 We drove over to the Ventnor Playground and brought bikes for the boys.  
 We sent them on their way.  
 The rest of us went for a walk.  

 The boys went to the end of the boardwalk and back.  
 Then it was playground time.  

 Aden wants a more challenging wall.  

 Tire swing time.  

 Aden and Will played some b ball.  

 Then a kid came up to them and challenged them 2 on 1.  It was a pretty exciting game.  
 We then went to Casel's to get food to grill.  
 Aden's first time shucking corn.  He was very excited.  
 Then some Jagielky's candy.  
 We each got a big box.

 We picked up Dino's for lunch.
 A quick stop to Kidrageous.  
 Back and who do we see riding by?  Debi and Moose!
 We had already done so much, now it was time to head to the beach.  
 The cart had it's biggest load ever.  The front wheel started to go.  Anyone know where I get one of those new ones with the huge, inflated wheels?  
 It was a beautiful day.  

 Jeremy and I.  

 The kids went in the ocean.  

 Hey Will!

 Sand Angels!

 Our favorite guy!
 It started to get dark.  The rain was coming.  We ran off the beach and made it home just in time.  
 Back to start dinner.