We celebrated Evan's birthday this year with a few friends down the shore, on the boardwalk. The past couple years we really didn't do anything so this year we wanted to make it special. Actually his birthday was at the beginning of June but we waited until the weather got good and hot :) They had a great day!
Asher had a "moment" when he realized his carousel ride was not going up and down like the rest... he was not a happy camper! You can read his face!
We didn't bring cake but we stuck candles into Evan's ice cream! Perfect! Its hard to believe my baby is 6 years old.
We also spent some time on the beach! Was a fun day for the whole family! And Arielle's first time at the ocean, ever! She keeps asking me over and over when we are going back. Brad is excited because I'm not really a beach person but he is.
Arielle told me she would not swim at all before we left. She refused to wear a bathing suit. She did have a bathing suit top on under her shirt-I made her wear it. I bought her a 2 piece bathing suit that completely covers her except her legs and arms. It's really cute on her too. But she told me she would not swim. She actually told me she was not allowed to swim, hahaha! But the doctor told us both that there is no reason she can not swim :) Well, as you can see by the photo, she had a change of heart! Once she saw all the fun, she could not resist. And before you knew it, she was in the ocean fully dressed!
She now asks me every day to go back. It was fun to watch her experience the ocean, a sensory delight for her!
My daughter Lauren was having a blast as well (not). She broke her ankle in 2 places and had surgery on it last month. We called and reserved the beach wheel chair so she could join us on the beach. I'm glad she came with us! and Evan was happy his big sister was there!