Friday, August 10, 2007

Sun, Sand, & Surf!

Yesterday Caleb, Rachel, & I headed out for a beach adventure with Gabi & her girls.

We headed down the Garden State Parkway to exit 98 & hit the beach in Point Pleasant right next to the pier at Jenkinson's.

The day was perfect for the beach not too hot & a nice breeze blowing. The surf was a bit rough, but the kids really had a blast anyway. It was so fun watching them run up to the waves & get completely bowled over. There was lots of sand in places that sand really should not be. Rachel had to wash her hair twice to get it all out after we got home.

Gabi's daughter Ellie was a real treat for me to spend time with. She was just a love bug & wanted to have lots of time with "Aunt Wawra" So I got my complete toddler fix without all the headaches. Super fun stuff.

Rachel & Caleb made quick friends with a girl named Hailey & her family from Pennsylvania. Hailey & her sisters were experiencing the ocean for the very first time. What fun they had together.

Gabi bought Mackie & Ellie hermit crabs with all of the trappings at one of the boardwalk vendors. The girls were so cute picking out the very special one with the perfect extra shell. I am sure those little crabs will be well loved.

The best part of the whole adventure for me was the relaxed feeling of the whole day. One of my favorite things about my freindship with Gabi is how we compliment each other. We both tend to not sweat the small stuff & we support each other through the rough times without judgement.

I hope we have many more days like yesterday spent together.


Going For Greatness said...

We did have a blast, didn't we!!!
I can't wait to go back with you guys! Everyone had a blast!! I am STILL relaxed from it!!
Yup... it's true... we're just super good for each other!!!
I absolutely love you like a sister!!
~XO~ Gabi

Megan said...

Laura your photos are wonderful - it looks like you all had a great time!

Megan xx

The Cool Chicks said...

Laura I am so jealous of the beach!! That is what I miss about Nova Scotia!!! And you and Gabi sure have a great friendship - it is so treasured and so rare!!

Great pics from the beach!

xo Amy

Cheryl said...

WWWAAAAAAHHHH!! I wanted to come soooo bad! Mean ole job of mine. So when are ya'll coming to LBI???

I love the pictures!

Nancyroo said...

gorgeous photos! Looks like you had fun!

Nik Just Nik said...

I love your photos too.. I wish I was there with you.. Indi would have so much fun with the girls...

Miss you!!!

Angela Prieto said...

Laura, I love your photos!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice photos. Can't wait until I myself get to meet our beloved Gabikins!


Rachel Whetzel said...

Man.... I miss my hermit crabs I had as a kid... They were fun!