Monday, September 04, 2006

Hurricane Shmurricane

Team Hausfrau is back from a week of R&R at Barnegat Light on Long Beach Island, NJ. The R&R was Rolling Rock and Red Stripe. We are now winding down from vacation and catching up on sleep in the hopes that we will be fresh as daisies tomorrow.

The beach was fantastic. It wasn't 10,000 degrees while we were there and the pre-Ernesto winds were great. These are two important factors for pasty white folk such as the Hausfrau Family. We managed to make it to the beach every day, even if it rained. That isn't something that has always happened (at least for me) in summers past. Previously, pregnancy laziness, my asthma and taking care of little ones who slept all the time kept me from going more than twice in a week. The kids were in heaven:



It was great to see that both girls enjoyed the water this year. Baby Girl was petrified last year, so it looks like the swim lessons may be working. Peaches showed no fear, which was much scarier. When not running into the waves, they worked with their friend Ava to perfect their beach tubs:




My friend Lisa was so smart to think of setting up a blow-up pool and make-shift sandbox on the deck of the house. My girls CONSTANTLY wanted to be outside even if it was cold and windy. Or 7:00AM.

When not at the beach, the week was spent doing whatever one desired, be it drinking, reading books or trashy magazines, watching the US Open while listening to a Mets game, playing poker, drinking, taking a walk, riding a bike (and crashing it), shopping, drinking or laughing a lot. What is great about vacationing with our friends is that no one gets offended if a group goes off without everyone else. My only concerns for the week were, "Will Peaches ever stop fussing?" and "What kind of beer should I drink?" and "Oooohhh, more Fragolino!"

I hope our friends had as much fun as we did.

12 comments:

Stevo said...

We did!

Kara said...

sooo cool! okay, which one are you?

Misfit Hausfrau said...

I was taking the picture.

Kristen said...

What an awesome vacation. I've found taking the kids along gets easier each year - they're older, more flexible, etc. Looks like fun!

theyellowwallpaper said...

Awwww...I'm so glad you had a relaxing weekend (and made the most of the rainy days). I love the first two black and whites of your kids...They look like they were having a blast!

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

Okay, why is it that I haven't seen anyone from Pittsburgh since Dawn's bachlorette, yet everyone looks EXACTLY THE SAME?!?!?! Am I the only one who is looking old and haggared these days?

And is that a wee bit of facial hair on Herr??? Facial Herr? Sassy!

kimmyk said...

Aww. Looks like everyone had a good time. Vacations of Red Stripe and Rolling Rock are always nice.

Kids and water=fearlessness. Scares me to death.

MetroDad said...

Sounds like you had a great time, Misfit! Welcome back.

L. said...

Your post just gave me a vicarious mini-beach vacation.

Thanks!

OTRgirl said...

That sounds so fun! I loved the beach as a kid. I'm glad your girls got to enjoy it, too.

Andie D. said...

So glad you had fun! We have yet to take a "real" vaction with the family yet. It will happen. You just fucking inspired me.

gmcountrymama said...

My family and I vacation also on LBI, we stay in Surf City. We dont surf but we play on the beach and drink a lot too. We love the Jersey Shore. Before I met my husband I didn't even realize Jersey had a Shore!