Friday, June 22, 2007


Yesterday was a day with all the kids home. Noone had plans to go over a friend's and no friends were over and no babysitting for Mommy was happening. Mommy decided to be selfish and spend the day with the kids:) The kids had a swimming lesson in the morning and then we decided to head to the beach. I usually go to a beach in Middletown or Newport, RI but as we were driving it was getting later and I didn't want to get to the beach and then have to go home. We go through Bristol, RI to get to Newport and decided to spend the day at a park in Bristol with the Town Beach attached. There was a small line of seaweed at the beach but once the kids stepped over it, the water was clear. They loved it and it was nice not to be at a crowded beach. The kids all swam except JiaLi who was too busy filling and emptying her pail with water. They built sandcastles, swam some more and then we went to the park. Near the park was an exercise area and of course the kids were reading the directions and looking at the pictures for each piece of apparatus. Joseph noticed the directions for the bars were to go backward--he made it all the way across!! JiaLi did some sit-ups and did go on the bars and beam but because I was holding her, no pictures. On the way home, we decided to get some ice cream. Then the kids were very giddy on the ride home. They were all giggly. It was a relaxing day and one of those days we need to do more often.


Stacie said...

What a fun day, we love the beach but don't have one close to us.

LaLa said...

Oh, I am soooo jealous. I LOVE THE BEACH!!! We don't get to go until August but I can't wait. I love all the pics...and LOVE JiaLi's swimsuit!! The group shots with ice cream are great too. Glad you got some quality time with the kidlets.

mommy24treasures said...

looks like a wonderful day. We are heading to the beach the first week of July. The kids are counting the days.