Friday, August 13, 2010


We're back! Charlie and Lily had a blast on their first ever vacation, and got to see and do a lot of new and fun things.

We left after breakfast on Wednesday morning to make the 2 hour drive to Wildwood. Joe and I had hoped that the babies would take their morning nap in the car, which they did...for a whopping 20 minutes. Once they woke up, they wanted OUT of the car. We made a stop at a Wal-Mart to get out and stretch our legs, then gave the babies each half of a bagel twist from Dunkin Donuts to snack on the rest of the drive. That (and me sitting in the back with them) seemed to do the trick!

We finally arrived and checked into our hotel, The Acropolis Oceanfront Resort. If you're planning a trip to Wildwood, definitely stay at The Acropolis. It's owned by Joe's great-uncle and his family, and it's fantastic! We had a great, 2-bedroom suite with a beautiful view of the ocean from our balcony (see above photo). There was a great pool, we could walk right out onto the beach and it was only blocks from the boardwalk!

After Charlie and Lily had lunch and Joe and his dad hauled all our supplies in from the car, we got ready to go to the pool. Charlie and Lily couldn't wait to get moving.

Sun hats were practical, but not a big hit with Charlie.
Swimming was a success though! Charlie decided this time around that he loves the pool. We all had a great time splashing and swimming the afternoon away.
We took a break for an afternoon nap for Charlie and Lily, then got ready to hit the boardwalk. Lily was jealous of my new hat.
We had to take the babies on their first ride while we were on the boardwalk. We chose the flying pink elephants, but Charlie and Lily were pretty unimpressed.
But they WERE excited for ice cream. Joe started feeding them from his orange/vanilla cone with a spoon, but Charlie decided that he needed to just dive right in. He has such a sweet tooth!
The next day, August 12, was my 30th birthday! Joe made sure that the babies were ready to celebrate with me.
Unfortunately, it was a rainy morning, so we weren't able to go to the beach as we'd planned. Instead, we took a drive to Atlantic City to visit the aquarium.
Lily got her first taste of sand there...literally. Ew.
By the time we left AC the weather was clearing, so when we got back to our hotel in Wildwood we hit the pool again.
Charlie and Lily were kind enough to act as lifeguards for the other swimmers. Safety first!
We couldn't go to Wildwood without at least letting the babies see the beach, so we took a quick walk on the sand after swimming.
Charlie wasn't so sure about the whole thing.
The next day it was time to hit the road. Before we left though, we went back to the boardwalk for a morning walk and a few stops for some necessities, like fudge. Here are Charlie and Lily waiting with Daddy in the Fudge Kitchen while I chose my flavors.
On the way back to the car, Charlie and Lily decided that they had had enough vacation. Having so much fun is exhausting!

We had a fantastic time in Wildwood, and plan to return again next year. Thank you again to everyone at The Acropolis for having us!


Becky said...

Beautiful pictures! It looks like everyone had a great time :-)

eve schneider said...

Great vacation story and pics --loved it all --those kids are great little tourists !!!
Love the editorializing you do ---great job sweety. Love it Love it !
Mrs Schneider

Diana Lopez said...

wow, its amazing to see how big they've grown..

happy_wife said...

How fun! I can't believe how long Charlie's hair is! He is such a little man! Looks like a fun family weekend-love the picture of Charlie and Lily asleep in the wagon. So precious!

Heather C said...

You have such a beautiful family! The babies are just toooo cute! Happy belated Birthday :)

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Looks like a terrific first vacation for them! I just LOVE the pictures of them falling asleep in the wagon.....too sweet!

Michele from FTHS said...

Am glad you had a wonderful first family vacation! The pictures are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

You guys are the Happiest family I have ever seen. I love reading your blog.It just brings a smile to my face. I hope one day My husband and I can have a happy family as well. Keep up the good work!

Jo Ann, FTHS said...

Looks like everyone had a hefty dose of sand and sun! A change of scenery is always welcome; it gives you a new perspective, you know? Good times, people!

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