Friday, August 18, 2006

Long Beach Island, NJ

{"Down the Shore"}
I have fond memories of Long Beach Island from when I was a little girl. My grandparents had a houseboat and we went down as often as possible to spend time on the boat. I remember being rocked to sleep by the little waves in the bay. It was awesome!
Yesterday I brought my 2 girls to Long Beach Island to visit my friend, Cheryl and her family. We had a absolute BLAST!
Her inlaws have a gorgeous house, right on the beach. My girls were in awe that they could SEE the ocean from inside the house! Mackie's favorite view was from the top deck:
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We started the day off by going out their back door right onto the beach. We set up our umbrellas, laid out or towels and slathered on the sunblock! Cheryl and I had a nice time watching the kids play while we had a few minutes to chat. Mackie and Sammy enjoyed themselves by playing right at the water's edge and Ellie hung out under the umbrella and dug in the sand with her little green shovel.
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I bought them cute "Long Beach Island" tye-dye shirts to wear to keep the sun off them. They are so cute!! I'll post a picture here as soon as I get them from Cheryl! She was the QUEEN of photo taking yesterday!
After lunch, we took the kids to the waterpark! This was the HIT of the day! I don't have any photos but I will as soon as my friend emails them to me! It was AWESOME! My 4 year old conquered her fears of doing things by herself (going on a slide, getting her face wet, etc..) and my 2 year old conquered her fears of being splashed! I can't wait to update this post later today with PHOTOS!


Cheryl Wray said...

Looks like you had a great time. I love the beach!
Can't wait to see the rest of your pics!

DEW said...

Wow! What a view!! You have such beautiful daughters! Love the shirts. I also can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!

Tracie said...

I've been wondering where you been girlfriend!!!! Love the view myself! Sounds like it was a FABULOUS day!! And, how funny once again our lives parallel, we too went to the water park!!!!

Vee said...

have fun!
I love the beach :)

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

What an awesome place! The water looks amazing!

Samhains said...

I love the beach, I can remember as a boy searching for shark teeth;
and claming. Looks like you guys had a blast :) love to see happy faces.

firstborn said...

hi gabi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you are too cute! thank you, thank you for ALL your generous comments!

i just wanted to let YOU know how much i APPRECIATE hearing from you!

you make me smile both on the inside & outside!

mary ann xoso
p.s., your girls are wicked PRECIOUS!

firstborn said...

typo, oops!

"xoxo" not "xoso"!

Loreluca said...

Oh, my gosh, Gab, these are SUCH PRETTY PICTURES of your li'l ones! What a great time you must have had! Next time, maybe I can go just to carry your luggage????