Thursday, August 14, 2008

Plum Island

Finally, we had a day without rain. What do you do
when it has been raining everyday for the last 2 months
and you get a day that is sunny and rain free? You go to
the beach (before it rains again). Kerry has been wanting to get to the beach all summer, but with the rain it has been impossible. Well, we checked the weather for the week and Wednesday was a go. We packed our lunches, sand toys, boogie boards, and kids and off to the beach we went. Kerry has never been to Plum Island, so I thought it would be fun to go there. When I was growing up, my family and I would go to plum Island almost every weekend. I have found that 20 years later, I still love it.
The weather was gorgeous, the beach was busy. There was a ton of kids at the beach. I think lots of moms had the same idea. It's not raining, get the kids outside. This was Maeve's first trip to the beach. She was so good. She loved the sand(even the taste Hehehe), but was afraid of the ocean. Unlike her mother, she took a liking to the seagulls. She thought it was great to run around feeding them (I showed her that). Ryan was very content in his beach chair eating goldfish, until he explored the water. He then decided he wanted to swim the rest of the day. Abbey and Orla spent all day in the water riding the waves. Of course Abbey was freezing and had to come out often to warm up, but not Orla, she stayed in the water ALL day. It was fun to watch Orla enjoying herself so much. She was jumping and riding the waves, without a care in the world. I have to say, the waves were pretty good sized for this area. Orla was wounds to prove it. She had scraps on her chin, belly, and legs from getting slammed by the waves into the sand. It didn't matter though, she was lovin life.
Kerry and I chilled in our chairs and people watched, always fun.
To top off the day, we stopped at Friendlys and treated ourselves to ice cream. We had a wonderful day, and I am hoping to get one more beach day in before school starts. Please let the rain stop!!!!!!!


Kerry D-C said...

More great pics!! can't wait to see the rest.

Pia said...

What a fun day!