Sorry for the disappearing act. My excuse? Well, excuses is more like it. I sprained my ankle while I was at Bradley Beach and it is still bothering me. I wear a brace during the day, but walking up and down the stairs with a baby hurts. The baby has been tiring me out! She can't crawl yet, though she gets ups on her knees and tries. Even though she can't crawl, she scoots and drags herself around the room. She is getting into everything if you don't watch her. I am also very tired because I have been suffering from Insomnia. I can't sleep even though I am exhausted. The lack of sleep is also giving me migraines. It hurts so bad that it makes me feel nauseous. All I could do was to lay on the floor next to Melody as she played with her toys. Of course, she chose the loud banging toys to play with.
Here are the photos from our vacation. I slept like a baby every night while I was there. Sniff, sniff..I miss my sleep.
Is there anything more idyllic than to wake up in the morning and having everyone gather on the porch to chat while enjoying the ocean breeze? Seriously, DH took a nap while sitting on the porch because the weather was perfect. Here is my friend, Jen, holding Melody on our first morning at Bradley Beach. Jen will be having her second child in October.Sydney with all 3 dogs on her lap. A lot of puppy love.Hunter holding Melody with her dad, Garry, in the background.Willow is Napoleon's girlfriend. They were inseparable the whole time we were there.Poor Caesar was the 3rd wheel.Getting ready for the beach. She is not loving the hat.Her beach outfit.All ready!Applying sunscreen on her face.Veronica is my friend, Jen's, daughter. She will getting a baby sister soon.Melody touching sand for the first time.My favorite photo of daughter and father.She loved looking at the waves.Veronica and her grandpa, Marc.Veronica was very busy with the sand. Next year, Melody will be able to join in the fun.This was taken in Yarn-It.The store is located in Deal, which was a quick drive from Bradley Beach. The owner was so nice and showed me a lot of great yarns. For some reason, all the yarn that I bought there was orange. We also made it to Wooly Monmouth in Red Bank. A very cute store in a lovely town. I got more yarn there and also ordered a pattern book which they were willing to ship to me.