Lat week we went to the shore for a long weekend. Longport, NJ is just beautiful! Ira and my dad took the girls fishing. They didn't get any flounder (apparently it is too late in the season for that, but they didn't bother to tell them that before they sold them the ticket!) but the girls were just as happy with the shark they caught. That and watching the guys gut and clean the other fish. They thought watching the contents of the fish's stomach was most interesting.. especially when he had just eaten a little crab!
We also got to take the dogs to the dog beach wile we were there. Rufus and Izzy had a blast running in the surf, digging in the sand (without getting yelled at) and making friends with other people and dogs. The girls also loved playing with all the other dogs. It was a busy beach, people coming and going with their dogs all morning. We all had a blast there. Haley found one of my greatest pleasures, napping on the beach, and Erin just enjoyed digging, finding jellyfish (harmless clear ones) that had washed up on shore and either giving them a funeral or dissecting them. Something is wrong with my children?
Well, overall, it was a beautiful way to spend our last get-away of the season. The weather couldn't have been better, we all played hard and slept harder, my parents spent some wonderful time with the girls and we enjoyed having them with us as always, and it was sad to have to come home. Since we never got to the boardwalk to do rides, when we came home Ira and I took the girls to the Funplex to do some games and rides here. Haley has reached the 42 inch mark so she is big enough to do all the rides, mostly. She drove go-karts and bumper cars with Erin and Erin even got her to go on a free-fall ride. Haley was scared, but Erin held her hand and coached her through the whole thing. It was so precious!