My husband and I took the girls to Cape May, New Jersey, this weekend to enjoy a little pre-season getaway and celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary.
Of course, they had the requisite sand pails and shovels for castle-building!
I was delighted to find a little white heart-shaped stone on one of our first walks on the beach!
Shortly after the photo above was taken, both girls took a tumble at the edge of the water when the swirling surf made them dizzy. Mommy had to run up to help Daddy with "the rescue."
This cuddle with Bayla just might be my very favorite part of the weekend. It was naptime, and she seemed to know it. She curled up in my lap, and laid against me to rest--and this is one little girl who doesn't usually REST willingly!
Other weekend highlights include flying a kite on the beach...
...visiting the Cape May Lighthouse...
...finding out just how strong my husband really is (heehee)...
...and commemorating our visit...at least until the tide came in!
As you can see, it wasn't a beach visit for swimsuits and suntanning--which is really just as well! It's kind of fun to enjoy grey, windy days by the ocean before the summer crowds start piling in over Memorial Day weekend.
The only art supplies I took with me were a 4"x6" Strathmore drawing notebook and a black Uniball pen. I also took L.K. Ludwig's Creative Wildfire to read.
It was kind of heavenly to sit on the sofa at night in front of the open balcony door, listening to the waves roll in while I read or doodled.
I heard a woman talking on her cell phone beyond our screen door, saying, "I can't wait to get home so I can RELAX."
My, oh my, did she ever miss the point!