I don’t think I ever mentioned it here but we live on the best street – there are 11 kids on our block and they all get along great (most of the time!). One of my neighbors (incidentally a mom of twin boys!) and I have been talking to play hookie and go to the beach with the kids one summer day…. things like bad weather and work kept getting in the way but the stars have finally aligned this week and on the first day of summer break we made it happen!
The kids did awesome on the drive down to Sandy Hook (they may’ve been lots of silly songs sang and shopkins traded), the weather was absolutely perfect, the beach not too crowded and the water – not very cold! They all had such a blast playing in waves, running on the beach, collecting cool shells and rocks and building sand sculptures! And what made the trip even cooler is that we ran into another family from our school – it was funny that we traveled all the way down to the shore and ended up setting shop next to another Ridgewood family:) And to finish off a perfect beach day we headed to Inlet Cafe and had some of the best lobster rolls I’ve ever had!! Summer is off to a great start!