Our Beach trip.

"I don't think this is a good idea!"

Ben's favorite thing to do at the beach is bury himself and build sandcastles.

We went for a few days to the beach, (in New Jersey it is referred to as "the shore"). We had so much fun. It was so nice to get away for a few days. It was our first official vacation as a family. (I know-sad.)
We could see the ocean from our hotel room, and we were within walking distance of the boardwalk!! It was perfect. We spent the mornings at the beach, then we would go back to the hotel room for Jackson's nap. After his nap we went to the boardwalk and walked around. There was an aquarium, which was small but a lot of fun. Ben loved the aligators and Jack loved the big fish. I was a fan of the shark tank.
The funny thing was Jack hated the sand. He would not touch the stuff. The first day he wouldn't even leave my lap. By the time we left he still didn't like the sand, but he liked the water, and we would dip him in and he would laugh. Jack loved watching all the people on the boardwalk and everytime he would hear a bird-he would point and just watch it. Great times.
We had so much fun. It was fun to be together as a family. I was not sure what to expect at the beach we went to, but it was family friendly and pretty clean. We really hope that we can go again.


Horgy said...

How about that hair - Jackson got a hair cut and Emily has new color! Love them both! Sounds like a great trip. We leave for California tomorrow.
Jodie and the gang

Anja said...

look at you all skinny in a bikini! I don't think I'll be in one of those ANY time soon! Looks like you guys had fun, I want to take Chase over to Monteray Bay sometime soon, I know he would love all the fish there

Shannon Allen said...

Super cute family! I wish you guys were closer so we could hang out more! Maybe if you ever come to visit........

Janalu said...

Ok now that looks like fun. Just so you know Matt also like to bury himself, for whatever reason he thinks it's fun. I'm glad Ben was able to take some time off.
PS you look killer in that bikini!

Emily said...

You guys always know how to have fun!
Thanks for sharing your special Day At the Beach with us!