8.03.2013

A Day at the Beach . . .

This was our last week with Jakhai (our "adopted" son that we have been so incredibly blessed to have met thru the Fresh Air Fund).  He has been with us for almost the entire month of July.  Due to work schedules and cutting back on spending, this is our summer of "staycations" and mini trips.

Jakhai and Brendan.


 At the top of their list of "things to do" while Jakhai was here was a day at the beach.  So we added another friend to the mix, loaded up the car and headed off to Point Pleasant, NJ. 

Brendan and our neighbor, Julian.
This was my first time going to Point Pleasant.  It's only an hour and a half away from where we live in New York.  A straight shot up the Garden State Parkway.  You do have to pay to get on the beach but, other then gas, if you pack your own food and drinks it's a very inexpensive way to spend a  perfect day.  : )



Just a wee bit tacky, don't ya think??
Megan thinks so!!!  : )
Meg was not very thrilled with the water.  I think the waves scared her.  Jim was trying to talk her into putting her feet in but, as you can tell by the look on her face, she wanted nothing to do with that!!



 However, she loved the sand and even took some time to do some beach yoga!!

Daddy brushing sand out of her eyes.



I fell in love with this beach umbrella!!!!!!!!




You can't blog about the beach without including a photo of a seagull now, can you??  This guy stood in front of me for almost an hour.  I swear he just wanted me to take his picture because as soon as I did he flew away!!  LOL!!

 After the beach we headed back into town to find a place to eat dinner and found Spike's Restaurant. It was a great little place for inexpensive seafood and sandy feet. 


 After dinner, we wandered outside and found the most beautiful inlet filled with light from the sunset.  This kind of light is so perfect for taking photos. 


A drawbridge in the "up" position.


 I was finally able to take some photos of the boys all together.


And a very happy little girl, too!!

  A perfect ending to a perfect day!!!


Many blessings for a happy Saturday ~ Wendy



4 comments:

ZingDay said...

Hi Wendy! Your link worked this time! You live in a beautiful world as well. And, how wonderful that you and your family are being such a blessing to Jakhai...memories you and your family will cherish forever! God Bless You and your family!

ZingDay said...

Hi Wendy! Your link worked this time! You live in a beautiful world as well. And, how wonderful that you and your family are being such a blessing to Jakhai...memories you and your family will cherish forever! God Bless You and your family!

ZingDay said...

Hi Wendy! Your link worked this time! You live in a beautiful world as well. And, how wonderful that you and your family are being such a blessing to Jakhai...memories you and your family will cherish forever! God Bless You and your family!

becoming claudine said...

What a wonderful post! There is nothing like a day at the beach, and it looks like yours was everything it should be!

What fun!