Friday, September 16, 2011

Goodbye, Summer!

Today, the temperature dropped dramatically in NYC. The humidity is gone and it's the first hint of what's to come. It was so cold that Melody's normal attire was not suitable. I had to dig around for something a little warmer for her to wear to school. Plus, I pulled out the Fall shoes I bought her a few weeks ago and her little face lit up. She loves shoes. I swear, she practically bounced out of the house with her dad this morning. Today is also pizza day at school, so that added to her excitement. Oh, to be a kid again!

This Summer, Melody had so much fun at the Jersey Shore. We had our annual vacation in July at Bradley Beach with my friend, Jen, and her two daughters, Veronica and Penny. We were guests at her parent's beach house (Rose and Marc). Melody loves the beach and her best friend is Veronica. So every day, all she wanted to do was to go to the beach with Veronica.

We ate fabulous food at restaurants and Rose's delicious home cooking. Rose always introduces us to new foods every year. This year, it was Padrón Peppers. They are served fried with olive oil and salt. Fantastic!

Here are some pictures from our vacation.
Bradley Beach
Bradley Beach
Bradley Beach
Bradley Beach
Bradley Beach boradwalk
Bike riding in the evening at Bradley Beach on one of the hottest days in July. You can tell by the expression on Melody's face that she was not happy about the weather.
Point Pleasant
The kids always look forward to going to Point Pleasant's boardwalk. This was the first year that Melody went on the rides at the amusement park.
Point Pleasant
Penny riding solo and had a blast.
Point Pleasant
Point Pleasant
Penny and Grandma
Penny riding the carousel with Grandma Rose and her sister, Veronica.
Point Pleasant
Amusement park food. It's bad for you, but taste oh so good. We always get this every year: bucket of fried shrimp and a soft-shell crab sandwich.
3 Princesses
A typical dinner at the beach house for these 3 princesses. Watching a dvd and eating chicken nuggets. They are living the life.


craftivore said...

Fun times! It feels very fall like today, summer is breathing it's last gasp. Not sure if there will be more beach days til next year.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Oh how I miss the feeling of Autumn - perhaps by Christmas it will be cooler here in Florida... as of right now, I continue to melt and live vicariously through those of you who live with actual seasons.

love2stitch said...

I just dug out my hand knit socks and put them on.. two days ago I was still melting away.
But have to say I love the brisk air combo with sunshine! And more motivation to knit up all those shawls I have queued and even yarn for.

grandmastatus said...

omgosh! she is sooo cute! i love the picture on the bike/trike thing. ♥

CelticCastOn said...

So sad to see summer go :(
M's hair is getting soooo long and she's gorgeous as ever!

Vicki Knitorious said...

Sweet. So many happy faces (well, except for that one when it was too hot) and a happy vacation!

Miss Julep said...

Awww, what a cute, sweet post! The camera loves Melody and you have a photographer's eye!!

Can't beat new shoes, fried shrimp and/or the beach to elevate one's mood.

LaBean said...

Sounds like you all had a great Summer! And yeah, I went outside yesterday and didn't even think about the temperature.. Had to run back up and get out the Fall Jackets. Oopsie!

littlebirdbigcity said...

They look like they're having so much fun! And Melody is just a doll. What a cutie pie!
It's Fall here now too, it's even raining today. OH WELL. I guess this means scarves and hats again! Yay!

Muddling Through said...

That looks like a very nice vacation and my, how Melody has grown. She is a beauty!

hetty said...

Oh, what a fun vacation! Melody is growing so quickly! I love the shot of her running on the beach. It has cooled down here too. Fall is on its way.

opportunityknits said...

Sure looks like Melody had fun :) Love her hairsytle with her hair clipped up with a bow.

Hannah said...

Such sweet, precious photos... My goodness they do grow up fast! :) Definitely looks like a summer to remember.

kim said...

I'm so behind, but everytime I see a new picture of Melody I can't get over how grown up she looks and how pretty she is. Looks like such a fun vacation!

caiming said...

what lovely photos of great times with beautiful beach beauties! sounds like she had a blast!