Beach Break

This morning we drove back from our 6 day visit to the Jersey Shore.  Today is the first time I have turned on my computer since we left last week.  I mean, I had every intention of blogging and checking emails but the closest I came was posting a few pictures on Instagram and making a couple comments from my iphone.  It actually felt great to be slightly unplugged for almost a week!

Our first couple of days were beautiful…

Kites on the beach…

Then the storm rolled in and we found ourselves having to entertain ourselves on the 4th of July…

I spent the morning with my niece and sister-in-laws at DSW.  Since we were near Seaside, I thought these were Snooki-worthy!  Needless to say, they were not my style – but I did try to scare my husband by texting him a picture.  He was not amused.

It rained most of the day but we found some ways to keep busy…

By late afternoon, the skies cleared and we headed up to the Seaside Heights Boardwalk for some rooftop golf.

The “greens” were still a little wet but we had fun anyway!

The next day we tried paddle boarding for the first time!  Loved it!  My niece brought her board and each of  us tried it in the bay.

It was harder than it looked but we got the hang of it pretty quickly.

 My 10 year old really mastered it

and is already begging Daddy to buy one!

My 8 year old was a little nervous

but my niece rode along to help him feel more comfortable.

Luckily the bay is very shallow in this section so it wasn’t too scary.

I don’t have any pictures of my husband because:
a) – I was videotaping instead…
b) – I was laughing too hard…
c) – Both of his attempts were too fast to catch on camera!

Apparently the athlete of the family found something he is not very good at!  But at least he was a good sport and gave us all a laugh!

A few more trips to the boardwalk to enjoy the rides…

And we ended the weekend with a visit to Breakwater Beach Waterpark all day yesterday.

For some reason I now have a hoarse voice and a sore back.  These boys really wear me out!

Have you been to the beach yet this summer?


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  1. What a perfect week – with your family and without your computer!! 🙂 Glad you had a wonderful time!

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