The beach

{Malayna and daddy.}

{Malayna and mommy.}

{With her new friend Julie.}

We had a fantastic vacation in Cape May! The weather was perfect - sunny, breezy on the beach an practically no humidity. We've been taking Malayna to the beach since she was 6 months old, and since then she has stayed far away from the ocean. Not this year - she loved it! We were able to spend hours and hours on the beach RELAXING while Malayna found new friends to play with. Needless to say, we didn't want to come home.

{Swimming in the hotel pool.}

{Jack and Malayna on the boats in Ocean City.}

{Silly faces.}
{Mom-mom and Pop-pop and the kids.}

My parents and cousin Sean came down for part of the week and stayed in a nearby hotel. We were able to use the hotel's pool, which was a big hit for Malayna. My brother David, his wife Maria and their two kids Jack and Davyn also came down for a few days and stayed in the hotel. Tuesday night we all went to the Ocean City boardwalk. Honestly, I could do without the boardwalk - it's just too crowded. Plus, one of the reasons I love Cape May is because there's nothing to do. But it's become a yearly trip while we're on vacation, so I can't go against tradition. All Malayna wants to do while we're there is ride the boats and the carousel. She's a cheap date.

{"I want to wear no shirt like Aidan!"}

Aidan, Wendy and Daniel came down on Thursday and stayed over. There were two sets of bunkbeds in Malayna's room, so they slept in there - it was their first time having a sleepover with a friend. The four of us {me, Jimmy, Wendy and Daniel} sat in the living room that night listening to the two of them talk and laugh together. We had to go in twice to tell them to quiet down and go to sleep. Jimmy went in the second time and had to break up an argument about nocturnal animals.

{Mmmmm. Ice cream.}

{…more ice cream,}

{…and more.}

{I will not smile because a strange man is taking my picture.}

{Ahhhh. The beach.}


Anonymous said...

You stayed in a hotel this year? What did you do with Luco?

Jimmy looked so thin in those pictures I hardly recognized him!


lisa {milkshake} said...

No - we stayed in a house and my parents and brother stayed in a hotel. We just mooched!

I know - isn't Jimmy thin?!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! I can't wait to go, but not until August :-(

daisy janie said...

Welcome back! Looks like a good time was had by all!! I thought it was quiet over here this past week!

Vanessa said...

Awh, I want to go to the beach now!

paula :: plays with mud said...

great pics - i'm so jealous!!

ps: tagged you for 5 things in my blog :)

KB said...

O.C.! I've been there a few times. It looks like you had a great vacation.