Monday, September 29, 2008

not the beach ...

I guess you don't go to the beach when you are on the East Coast, you go to the Shore so this weekend we went to the Delaware shore with our small group from church.  I'm so glad we did!  We had an amazing time of fellowship, relaxation and the kids don't care what you call it.  Sand +water = fun

The kids were fascinated by the horseshoe crab carcases  (click the link to find out why) that littered the bea .. I mean shore.  We also found the coolest conch shell seed cases (although online research led me to believe that the real name for them is the knobbled whelk).  

Phillip tried out the sea kayak while I sat and watched the kids play and play and play and play while chatting with anyone and everyone that didn't have a book in their hands.  We had a wonderful time learning new games and of course gathering around the guitar for some singing.  Here is Zak getting a rhythm lesson with the egg shaker.

The next day we decided to take the "long cut" home by taking the ferry from the Delaware shore to the Jersey shore.  It was really kind of sad to see the surfers try to catch tiny little intermittent waves.  One wave was big enough to knock Eliannah over and log roll her a few times but Zak was there to rescue her and she only ended up with a head full of sand.  Even after 2 showers she is still raining sand!  (She was fine btw.)

We drove through Atlantic city just to see what the big deal was all about (hated Vegas, I'm pretty sure I would hate Atlantic city) and came home with big smiles and no sunburns!  Gotta love the East coast!  This morning I had to sweep the falling leaves from the front of the house and it's getting chilly ... real Fall!


Jacquelyn said...

Oh, I'm so dumb. Phillip just informed me that only the NJ side is called "The Shore". Where we were in Deleware is still called the beach.

Kate said...

I loved the fall when we were in CT. Enjoy it now, because its still scorching here. 95's all this week.

joy said...

the shore sounds lovely. and i love zak's take on your pregnancy. and i love that psalm, too.

Katie Lady said...

SO jealous of your FALL coming soon. We too have 90+ all week in the OC. Tomorrow our fall decorations come out, but it's just not the same when we have to wear shorts and tank tops.

emily said...

I have to say I'm very jealous of all your adventures! Moving to PA sounds pretty good right now- the rat race is starting to get to me.
Keep exploring- I bet your children are LOVING it!! And congratulations on the pregnancy- we are so happy for you!

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