Just got back from 5 days in Wild Wood, NJ and the kids won't stop talking about it.
When I ask what their favorite parts were, they say, "The ocean and seeing all my cousins."
Mom and Dad rented a house and most of the kids' cousins were there. Ted and I brought down some old games in hopes we'd have something to do in case it rained. Turns out, the kids LOVED the games and played them every day. The first night we played an old Bingo game.
One night, they all slept over. Kids from 5 years to 10, all giggling throughout the night. As soon as they woke up, they had a Connect 4 Tournament.
We also played Uno, a vintage Simon game and Master Mind (from 1973!) Being used to computer games, they all got a kick out of these old games and it was fun watching them play against each other rather than a computer.
People, people! Wearing speedos is a Privilege, not a right!! At some point, modesty goes a long way!
One night, Ted took the kids along with all the other cousins and SILs to find some "Cape May Diamonds." Feeling like I was going to crash, I stayed back at the house and read, "The Help." Can't put it down! Highly recommend this book!
Anyway, while they were at the beach, the fish were literally jumping out of the water. Nic walked over to a man who was fishing with his daughters and this kind gentleman gave Nic his fishing rod.
Nic caught his very first fish!
After helping Nic take it off the hook, he let Nic go ahead and catch 3-4 more.
And he was so proud!
They watched the sunset until the bugs came out and chased them all home.
One night, we all decided to head out to the boardwalk and take the kids on the rides. My mom, having gone through chemotherapy this past year, wears the cutest head scarves. I love them so much I wanted to wear one...and I did. She said I looked like a "simpleton."
We rode a few rides and played a few games until it got dark and way too crowded for my comfort level. I was happy to get back to the house and eat more ice cream. I must have gained 10 pounds this week.
On the last day, we visited a Lighthouse Museum and did a wee bit of antiquing. Will show you my finds in another blog. I still need to take pics.
And the night before packing up, we all walked down to the beach to feed the seagulls our left-over bread.
(Note to self: NEVER refer to the seagulls as "pigeons", the islanders don't like it!)
It's amazing how fast this summer's going by!