Thursday, August 28, 2014

Last Full Day at LBI

Thankfully my big boy woke up feeling great today.

We hit the beach in the morning. I took the little ones home for lunch and rest while my husband took the big boy to a water park.

When they got home we went out for a great dinner and the amusement park.  I just bathed the little guy and got him to bed.  The other three are out playing mini golf.  

It was so good to get away.  Looking forward to a few more days off and visiting with friends and family.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sick Day :(

My husband rented a boat and took the two big boys out first thing in the morning to go fishing.  The little man and I took a nice walk. When we got home I received a text from my husband that my big boy was sick so they cut their trip short.

He was complaining his belly hurt, his head, his neck.  We were worried it was from the nail he stepped on, but pediatrician said it is coincidental timing.  The more I thought about it - he probably picked up a virus at the urgent care center when he went in to have them look at the nail.

Always something.  So I stayed home with him while he slept off and on while my husband took the two little guys to the beach.

We were going to go out for dinner so I had to reshuffle plans and ordered in.  He felt better after eating so we took him for a drive for fresh air to the other end of the island.  On the way home I ran into an ice cream shop to get them milkshakes.  Soon bed for all and hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

One side note - my little guy handed me his bottle before and said "this is old". I said "no it's new - I just put milk in it".  He said "it's OLD!".  I said "it isn't!".  He said "well then you drink it!".
Two years old, people!  OY!

**one more thing I don't want to forget. My middle one said to me "If I had one wish you know what it would be?"  I said "what?"  He said "I would wish Robby (big brother) would feel better."  SWEET.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Beach Day Three

More of the same.  Beach.  Cut short by the two little ones rolling in the sand, crying that they needed to go to the waves to wash themselves off and then as we walked back to our area on the beach they would immediately fall into the sand again have their hair/face/hands back to the water we would have to go to wash them off.  They are exhausting.

My middle guy and I went to my favorite store in the world - How to Live  - to buy a new candle holder, which has been a tradition every year.  The lady in the store was loving him so gave him free of charge two little turtles made of shells.  He proceeded to tell me she gave them to him because he is "the middle one and special".  I agreed! :)

We then stopped at the fish market to pick up stuff for our one dinner at home. I made flounder, clams, mussels, shrimp over spinach linguine with a cucumber salad.  It was delish.

We ended the night with ice cream from Show Place Ice Cream Parlour and a few rides at the amusement park.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Beach Day + Pirates

Went out for breakfast and then spent most of the day on the beach.

We went for a 4 pm pirate boat ride and then to dinner.  They had a pirate night at a local restaurant. They had one room with the pirate making balloon animals, etc. It was total mayhem with all the kids.  My oldest looked at me and said "can't we just go in the other room"?  So we went to the "adult" side of the restaurant to eat in peace and not one of them complained about it.  Love them.

They were all a little crazy towards the end so we took them home early to relax. They are watching a movie and then bedtime.

Love end of Summer sales.  Bought this big bucket of sand toys for like 2 bucks last year. Tossed in my closet and marked my calendar to remind me to bring it with us to the shore. :) 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Vacation Day 2

What a day!  We went to the beach in the morning then home for lunch.

In the afternoon I stayed home so the little man could take a nap and the big boys went to a beach by the bay.  Apparently my oldest stepped on a rusty nail so had to go to urgent care.  The doctor said as long as he was up to date with his shots he should be fine.  Crazy thing is in our new car I found a piece of paper yesterday -- it was my oldest's doctor's paperwork from April.  Page 2 had the history of all his shots and the date he received them.  Crazy that it was in the car - -I have no idea where it even was hidden for all these months!

Went out for a nice dinner.  We had fillet topped with lump crab meat over lobster mashed potatoes.  I broke my no carb rule for the occasion. :)

Amusement park, ice cream and now home to bed. 


Our home until Friday - we love it!!

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Woot Woot!

We got to the LBI shore house in no time.  The big boys went to the beach and I went with the little man to stock up on milk, snacks, etc.

Went to a nice early dinner, the little amusement park and ended with ice cream.

Everyone is bathed and in their PJs watching Mickey Mouse.  Bedtime soon for all!

Friday, August 22, 2014

1 More Day...

until vacation!   Finishing up work and then heading home to pack.  My oldest has a friend over tonight for a playdate before school kicks off.

Tomorrow we leave for Long Beach Island on the Jersey Shore.
Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Excercise at Work

Tomorrow Amazon will deliver to my job a mini stair stepper.  I plan to put it under my desk and use it like this article outlines.

I will update you all on how it works out!  Hoping that by doing this a few hours a day I will get some dramatic results!! :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Had a nice day at my niece's birthday party yesterday.  Waiting now for my husband's cousin, wife and new baby girl to arrive.  Going to grill lemon chicken, steak, corn and have a big salad and zucchini tomato casserole all ready to go.