Brown and blue

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A trip to the beach and some crazy birds!

Wednesday we got to spend the day at the beach with friends. Jackson and I did at least, poor Josh had to work.  I can say that I have not ever been to the beach 2 times in one week without being on vacation.  It was great!  It is only an hour and a half drive and right now Jackson sleeps both ways in the car. 

So yesterday it was Jessica and I and our two little men at the beach.  So do you know what this means? It means we have 2 giant strollers, 1 huge picnic basket, 2 beach bags stuffed full of toys, snacks, sun screen etc, etc.  I'm pretty sure the beach is about 1/2 mile long (or deep) before you get to the water. Do you know how hard it is to push/pull a stroller through the sand?!?! Let me tell you it is hard.

Why take the stroller you may ask? Well with all this stuff and 2 boys I'm pretty sure we would have lost something along the way and let me tell you if you want Jackson to eat anything at all while there he has to be strapped into something so he is not off in the water.

We decided to have our lunch on the boardwalk, we found a couple of chairs for us to sit in and pulled out our sandwiches.  I'm not sure what it was but we were immediately swarmed by seagulls. Either they have a great eye for bread or really know how to spot small children who will throw food on the ground pretty much every minute. The boys thought it was great, they were so entertained by the birds. Me, not so much! I do not like birds, they freak me out and if they fly too close they give me the goosebumps. We survived lunch and wee off to the sand!

The boys played and played and had a great time!  Eating sand, throwing it, laying in it! We all had a great time!  The boys worked up an appetite so we gave them a snack and then Jessica and I were going to get some frites and a drink for the ride home.  We successfully got our frites and stuck them in an open spot in the stroller. (thank goodness for that stroller) We were off to the car when we had to cross the bike path and cobblestone side walk when BUMP all of the frites are on the ground. Guess who comes swarming at us the stupid seagulls!

This may be an exagerated picture but this is what it felt like!
It is madness, the birds are everywhere, we are trying not to get hit by a bike from the path a car from the street or eaten alive by all these birds.  We decide to go back for another thing of frites when SMACK! A woman on her bike hits a seagull!!!!! What???? Luckily it just hit her "rear view mirror" and not her, but this bird was not so lucky.  He was a goner! We really couldn't believe our eyes!!! We made it back to the frites stand and got another one 1/2 off this time! Yeah, us! Then we made it successfully to the car and headed home with 2 very sleepy boys and 2 worn out moms!!! A great day! :)

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