We headed down the shore for the 4th. We went to Grandma & Pop-Pop's shorehouse. In the morning we did some pool time and we went to the playground at the bay. After a brief nap, Ryan & Kaylie went up to the beach. Kaylie DID NOT like the ocean one bit. Ryan let the water get him one time and then was forever scared of it each time a wave washed up. He was intrigued by it but scared at the same time. They did like the sand so they spent most of the time playing in that.
The next day we went to Aunt Amy & Uncle Steve's for a BBQ. Ryan & Kaylie went swimming in a big pool for the first time actually. We only did the baby pool last year. Kaylie really enjoyed it and didn't want to get out, while Ryan was a little apprehensive about it. I would have bet the opposite. Kids--they fool you every time. It could have been due to all the gear I had for them. First we tried life vests, but they just seemed to tip forward. Then we had vests on and put them in the floaty thing, still not thrilled. Then we tried just arm swimmies and they liked this the best. Since then, we have gone again and they both enjoy the pool now.
We made another trip down the shore on the following Tuesday. We did some more pool time and went to the boardwalk. This was their first time at the boardwalk. We did the usual boardwalk stuff: walked around, ate greasy food, went on rides, and purchased junk. We had fun.
Here they are on the train. They loved it and again didn't want to get off.
Ryan with Aunt Cindy and Cousin Hunter whom he adores.
Kaylie unhappy that Dora was left in the stroller.
Ahhh, we have Dora with us now. Life is good.
Eating greasy food with sugar. :) Ryan thought dipping his lollipop in ketchup tasted so good. He was loving every second of it. Note to self: don't EVER get them those lollipops again! Oh the sticky mess!
Our purchased junk: pinwheels and Dora and Diego blow up dolls. Kaylie shouted, "Dora! Dora!" as soon as she laid eyes on her. Grandma was a sucker :)