Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cape May Tuesday July 22

Tuesday started with a leisurely morning....Seth and I slept in a little...Amy went and got doughnuts.  It wasn't until about 11 that we all headed to the beach.  It was another glorious day.  The sun was shining and the waves weren't quite a brutal as yesterday.  Andy and I had a blast boogie boarding together.    The 4 of us went back about 1 for lunch and then came for more fun in the sun.  Andy and Grant left at 4 so Grant could have a nap...and Seth and I stayed at the beach by ourselves till 5:30.  I love the beach between 4-6...it's much quieter and so peaceful.






The couple who boogie boards together...stays together!  So much fun with my hubby!



The whole group...both families

So tired!



We cleaned out the fridge with leftovers and hamburgers for dinner.    A quick trip to the arcade....MUST HAVE MORE DOLPHINS, before heading down to the mall.


 
We shopped around...scoping out t-shirts.  Grant found his..a lifeguard sweatshirt.  Then...Nana & Oompa treated us all to Stewarts...an amazing ice cream shop.
 




The sundaes are HUGE....like 5 scoops huge...definitely enough for 2 of us to split!





 
After ice cream...we stopped in a store and I found my birthday present....a locket necklace!  Then...back to the house via our bikes.  It's a beautiful ride in the evening while all the bed and breakfast and Victorian homes are lit up.   We sat on the porch for a while...did a few loads of laundry and headed to bed.  Tuesday is over...and after Tuesday...the week always seems to just FLY by!  But we are having an awesome time...building so many memories.
 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cape May, Monday, July 21

Monday started with breakfast...waffles cooked by Oompa!  We are so spoiled having Oompa cook for us.   Andy and I rode our bikes to the grocery and did a little shopping for the day.  One of the cool things is that we never drive...we ride or walk everywhere.

Of course the boys were ready to go to the beach...we headed down around 10!  It was GORGEOUS.  A perfect Cape May Beach Day.    We took a break for lunch and then came back and enjoyed the sun even more.









For Christmas, Seth asked for a boogie board.  Nana and Oompa gave him a gift certificate and last night he picked it out!   It's pretty slick...and rides great. 

Back to the house around 4 for showers and down time.  I made baked macaroni and cheese (I know, it felt weird having to actually cook!)   We had a potluck supper with the Vollmers...with homemade crabcakes and all sorts of other yummy stuff.  We definitely eat well!  It was fun to all eat together.
 


 
Grant and I stayed back tonight...he is EXHAUSTED already and needed to learn to make some wise choices.  We may have to start an afternoon nap time!  Andy and Seth headed down to the boardwalk for ice cream and games.   Another great day in Cape May!

Cape May, Sunday July 20

After a light breakfast, we all rode our bikes down the boardwalk.  It's about a 1.5 mile walk/ride and you can only ride bikes until 10:00am.  We rode all the way down to Sunset Beach, watched the surfers and walked along out on the jetty rocks.

We then changed and were headed down to the beach.  It was still a little cool...and very windy..in fact, the sand was even a little painful as the wind blew.  But...the boys had a blast playing in the water...boogie boarding and body surfin and just jumping in the waves.











We came back about 12:30 and the gumdrop tree had bloomed...yep...magical combination of sea air, salt water and sunshine.  Only happens in Cape May!

Then we headed down to Convention Hall for the Pirate Dig.   I was a little weary as there were a TON of kids.   But...a pirate came out and directed all to walk a few blocks down to a beach. They had the areas roped off:  2-4, 5-7, 8-10.   At the sound of the whistle...all the kids went into the area and started digging for treasure.   We didn't know, so we didn't bring a shovel...but Grant just kept digging and digging with his little hands.   His system was a little off as he would dig in one area and then move to a completely different area...then a different area.   I was getting nervous as it appeared that a lot of kids were finding their treasure box buried in the sand.  After about 15 minutes, they let parents in to help...so I drug my foot...felt something and called him over...and "tada"...his very own treasure box.    Inside was an eye patch, tattoo, bubbles, postcard and a 50cent piece..  He was so excited.   Overall I was really impressed...I was imagining a bunch of little trinkets...but the actual treasure box was kinda cool.  Grant had a blast!









 
We grabbed some lunch and then headed back to the beach for a couple more hours.  It wasn't quite as windy, but the tide was coming in so it was a little more rough...but the boys had a blast.
 
Back to the house to get cleaned up...relax a little and then supper, once again cooked by Oompa.  Homemade crab soup, shrimp and pasta.   Down to the boardwalk for some arcade playing and ice cream.   It was a gorgeous night.   
 
Finally, we ended the night with some Euchre playing with the Vollmers (friends who rent the house next door)  We had 4 teams going and a little mini tournament....mom and I didn't fair so well. But it was fun.