My sister and her family arrived at my mom's shortly after we did and all the kids just have a ball playing together. We had a little birthday party for Alex with a pinata and they played in an inflatable pool in the back yard. We didn't need to go anywhere, even the playground, because it was much to hot to be out in the sun. We all just enjoyed being together.
Sunday my sister headed home and we drove to my mom's beach house in Bethany. It's really a little slice of heaven there.
This is the view from the house there. The little lake is pretty and perfect for fishing, so that's what we did Sunday night after a brief rainshower. Each kid caught several small fish and my mom's husband caught a nice sized bass. Alex is now totally obsessed with fishing!
Then Monday morning we hit the beach, which was absolutely delightful. Both kids now LOVE the hard crashing waves and digging in the sand. Not needing diapers or a ton of food is an added bonus. Oh! And no need to rush back to the house for naps makes for a good long day staring at the ocean for me. In fact, I'm writing this post on my phone while chilling under an umbrella enjoying the breeze and surf.
Last night we took the kids to Funland on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. Nathan went on his first really big ride, the swinging pirate ship. Mike road it with him while I took video and photos. Lots and lots more photos are coming to my Flickr once I get them edited.
Mike and I left the kids with my parents and went to dinner at Dogfish Head Brewpub which was A-MAZ-ING. I feel like that deserves it's own whole blogpost so I'll hold off on posting photos from that.
More fun tonight and then tomorrow we head for the mountains of central Pennsylvania where my inlaws live.
Stay tuned! Watch my Flickr badge over there on the right for tons more pics, not to mention my twitter feed for Instagram photos in real time.
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