Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beach Boys

From Dewey Beach 2010

Jack made his second trip to Dewey Beach this year. This time, he was joined by cousin Ethan and Uncle Dave, which made for a great vacation. It was Ethan's first time at the ocean, so Jack showed him how to have fun in the sand and surf. They played in the waves, built (and smashed) sand castles, and ran down the shore all week long.

As a newcomer to the beach, Ethan was a little nervous about getting into the water at the beginning of the week. Each day, he waded in a little more (except for a minor setback after seeing a blue crab!). But by the end of the week, it was surf's up!

We introduced Ethan and Dave to all of our other beach favorites too, including Grotto's Pizza, the Jolly Trolley and the Rehoboth boardwalk. We hope we can all do it again soon!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Big Three

From Jack's 3rd birthday

Somehow, Jack ends up having more than one birthday party every year. This year was no different. We started Jack's birthday weekend with a cupcake happy hour on Saturday. Jack helped bake the cupcakes, which the neighbor kids (and their parents) all enjoyed.

On Sunday, we hosted a small birthday party with family and close friends. The main attraction was a Thomas the Train cake. Jack had seen the cake at the grocery store last year (I did not attempt to bake a cake this time...), and he had been asking for the Thomas cake ever since. While I'm sure the other parents did not really appreciate the dark blue icing, Jack loved it.

Many thanks to all who helped Jack celebrate turning the big three this year!