We went to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware this past weekend. It's become an annual tradition. The schools are always closed this particular Friday for a statewide teacher's conference and so it makes for a nice little weekend trip. The beach is not crowded and the hotel rooms are cheap!
The only downside is that it's often chilly. On Friday it was fairly windy too.
The water felt warm to the kids though, so they played in the surf most of the morning and afternoon. I always bring dry clothes for them to change into. Eleanor was soaked!
Kate wasn't sure what to think about all of this fun! She couldn't eat the sand and she didn't like the wind.
This is what I look like after a night without sleep. I didn't get any sleep either night. I was tired.Our favorite thing to do is dig holes and build sandcastles!
Ben is looking for two of his Eddies. Have you seen them? They look like this:
As you might recall a few posts ago, the kids have been playing a lot with their Little People. They decided to take them to the beach. Ben decided to bury two of the Eddies in the sand. He marked their spots with Eleanor's croc type shoes, but it was very windy.
Macy's helping look for the Eddies. We never found them.
On Saturday it was even windier and colder than Friday. So much so that the water was up to the boardwalk and we were unable to play on the beach. We were disappointed, but that happens sometimes. We did get to eat at Five Guys though. Claire likes to eat the peanuts. She is ignoring that hot dog on the left that we bought her. That $3.00 hot dog. She would rather eat the peanuts that are free.
Eleanor and Macy are explaining to Sonya Lee and Maggie (or is it Mark?) what has happened to Eddie. It was a somber lunch.
Claire is still not eating her $3.00 hot dog. She is still eating peanuts that she dips in ketchup.
My children love ketchup. Especially Ben. He did eat his $3.00 hot dog, plus some peanuts and now he's finishing off his ketchup. Ketchup counts as a vegetable right?
My children's favorite way to eat ketchup is to dip their fingers in it and then lick it off.
We didn't just eat ketchup and $3.00 hot dogs, we bought some fudge and caramel corn at Dolles. The fudge was $10.00 and you know what? It wasn't even very good. It's never very good, but every year we still buy some thinking it will be good. I'm not going to buy any next year. Please remind me I said that.