Sunday, June 28, 2009

NJ and the Beach - and not even at the same time!

As the Boig family continues with our "traveling" summer we have been a bit too busy to review and cut the video from Ireland - so Part Duex will have to wait a bit as we enjoy non virtual summer experiences.

Speaking of! The last two weekend have been fun travel ones with the "girls" (that would be Lilah and me) visiting my mom in NJ last weekend. We headed up after music class with Lilah being the perfect traveler and sleeping till she was about 20 minutes from my mom - waking up in enough time not to be cranky when we got there! After spending time running around the mall, running around the backyard (in puddles) and running around the house she finally crashed sleeping about half the way back as well. Fun and good travels were had by all!

Then this past weekend, the Boigs, Reiches, Eagle/Diamonds and my sis headed out to Assateague Island for two nights of fun in the sun (and sleeping on the ground). Lilah loved the tent which she calls her "little house" and loved peeking out of it and putting her stuffed animal to bed.

She also had a great time at the beach! And don't worry - we made sure she was fed and hydrated including the now infamous "Banana, + Sand eating scandal of 2009"

After a long morning at the beach on Saturday we headed back to our campsite to find the Reich's had arrived.
We attempted to wash the sand off Lilah in the smallest baby pool ever - but she was no cooperating and so Alexander had to show her how it was done. (for the record this pool now lives with Alexander's parents).

After every had a quick rinse off Lilah got to experience her first canoe ride! She was wondering and even wore her Spongebob Squarepants life preserver with pride. OK , so maybe we WERE lapped a few times by Beth, Darryl, Santiago AND Mookie - but hey they had an extra set of four paws in their canoe. Unfortunately with all those hands and paws....there were no cameras - maybe next time.
Then back to the campsite for some much needed rest and food. Lilah spend some time showing her animals around the camp site in her new and favorite past time of walking her wagon around and around and well around.
There might also been some photos taken of children/dogs holding EMPTY! bottles of beer or Mike's Hard Lemonade, but due to the fear of Uncle Steven calling DYFUS on all of us - those have been shredded (or only shared on a "need to know" basis). So you get this photo of a passed out Mookie instead - super cute.

Heading back to the beach the next morning after a tasty, although sandy, breakfast Alexander tried out his new "floating on air" trick to avoid any possible contact with the water. Then off to Big Al's Pit Beer (and turkey) BBQ and home to hot bath and shower and fresh raspberries off our bushes that seemed to have fruit overnight. Good thing Lilah loves raspberries!

Overall a great to weekend to mark almost the middle of summer. Up next...RNO (you will have to wait till the next posting to deceiver that!), 4th of July festivities, Bugs Bunny under the stars and more.

Get out, enjoy the weather, but always remember to wear some bugspray!

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