Wednesday, August 15, 2012

kite flying and the boardwalk

After our outing to the redwood forest, we headed to the beach to do a little kite flying. The kids were thrilled. We've had that kite in our garage (or the trunk of our car at times) for probably a year, a dollar store purchase that we finally used. Danny and I started a bottle cap collection. So far we've got just that one. It's a pretty one though.

Then it was off to the boardwalk for us. We walked to the end of the pier first, which proved to be a little much for the kids. They're heavy, in case you wondered. Grandma and Danny had fun finding those penny squishing machines along the way though. And I had fun going completely bonkers with worry that my kids were going to slip through the fence and fall into the cold water below. Don't you wish you could go on vacation with me? I'm loads of fun.

Time for some rides. Just as I snapped this picture Cate said, "This is fuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!"
The boardwalk was super duper crowded the night we were there. It's too bad because my holy crap i'm going to lose my kids if i don't watch them every second feelings were in full force. Not good. Dan and Grandma took Cate on a ride while Danny and I stood in line for the ride he wanted to go on (the one where you're in a little egg-shaped cage that can go totally upside down!). 

Dan and I have been married for over 14 years so I've waited at least that long for someone to ride the scary upside down rides with me. It was like a dream come true to get to ride it with Danny. Even better that he saw the ride and suggested it. And that he was beside himself with a mixture of happiness, excitement and a tiny bit of fear. It was awesome. I love that kid.

We watched the sun set from our little pod. It takes a long time to load and unload that ride. It was ok though because Danny was on his best behavior.

Time for dinner. Corn dogs and fries with a fried Twinkies and fried Oreos for dessert. Yum.

I took Danny and Cate on another spinny ride (and pretty much look dreadful in that picture). Grandma rode with Cate on a ride where you shoot the ghosts. Cate got zero points. Poor kid.

It was a fun night. Way too crowded but fun anyway.


Marisa said...

That's my favorite kind of bottle cap! I have a picture to send you. . .

debra said...

I'm a stress case on vacation too. I'm always imagining the worst case scenario. I do it here too. I'm sure one of my kids is going to slip through the bottom of the rail on the second floor at the Legacy Center and fall to the gym floor. It's tough being a mom. Always something to worry about.

Sell...Party Of 5 said...

You have inspired me to take more family pictures...we definitely don't have enough.

How fun to fly a kite on the beach. What an awesome vacation you had, I am super jealous!

Bronco P3t3 said...

Looks like you all had fun.