Sunday, July 19, 2009

Vacation Photos, Part 4

So, we finally come to the last of our New Jersey vacation photos. Got your scrolling finger ready? 'Cause it's going to get a workout :)

On our last night we went to the beach to watch fireworks. My sister got the girls these adorable matching dresses, so of course a photo shoot was in order :).

But, as always, the photo shoot turned into a silly-fest almost immediately. Oh well.

We got to see a beautiful sunset.

BeachPea buried herself in the sand, so we seized the opportunity for a game of ringtoss (with her as the peg) :)

The fireworks were spectacular (but then, almost anything is spectacular when you get to watch it from the beach)

Ice Cream on the Boardwalk afterwards (yum!)

Creative ways to use a palm frond

We took a train to get to the beach, which was the highlight of the trip for MyBuddy, who said he had waited his whole life to get to ride a train like this.

The kids found a way to recycle the stack of leftover newspapers on the train.

We had a great time on our trip - so great to see my family there, and we got to do so many fun things. It was hard to leave.

But we got to see some beautiful views on the way home, especially driving through Pennsylvania and the Shenandoah Valley

and Daddy had a new sandbox waiting for the kids when we got home. They were thrilled!

and of course it was SO great to be home with Daddy, who stayed behind to work so his family could go traipsing around the country without him (I owe him for this one). And the kids were very excited to see all their animal buddies, too. So now that we've had our playtime, I'm ready to start organizing the house and planning for school.... maybe... after a couple days of recovery :).


  1. Oh, I just want to comment on every single photo, they capture the fun of your vacation so well! Like the family pic with the matching dresses, and your son looking out the train window, the fireworks, the ice cream.... what a great time! I didn't realize you did all that without your husband - you are so brave!

  2. you've got some great kids and it looks like everyone was having a blast! such fun :)

  3. Yes, it was stressful at times, but I had my aunt and dad on the trip with us, and my sister and her husband are super entertainers, especially when it comes to kids, so I wasn't doing it all alone. Always better when hubby is there, too, tho', of course.

  4. Adorable dresses, beautiful kids. Sounds like a lot of fun.

    The child as peg in ring toss? Now that is imaginative, glad you got in on pixel.


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