It’s spring. Like, really.
This weekend was picture perfect. As in: perfect in pictures, and fine in real life.
We spent Saturday at the beach in Rockaway. The beach is definitely our happy place, and we all had fun. The boys and I dipped our toes into the freezing water and played in the sand. Lots of soccer and volcano/sand castle building.
Jeff and the boys climbed on the rocks leading into the ocean, but that sort of thing scares me.
We rode our bikes, had a picnic; Jeff and I both took naps by the ocean. Why does the sound of waves make me so tired?
We brought our teenager along for the day.
After the beach we had an early dinner at a seafood shack by the water. Lots of fried shrimp, fish tacos and cold beer, and that’s always a winner with my family.
It was a good day. With some very sweet moments, and some very frustrating moments. Such is life. But these happy faces, well, they’re everything.
This morning we woke up and watched yesterday’s very important soccer game. The boys’ favorite team won 5-0, so they were in a cloud of red all day long.
We spent the morning cleaning, playing, and listening to music and then took our bikes on the ferry to Queens. We spent the afternoon at Astoria Park, playing soccer and frisbee.
A guy was playing baseball near us and gave the boys a ‘thumbs up’ as we left, saying, “5-0! Great game!” I love New York.
Arthur colored his hair and nails red for the occasion. If only Bayern Munich knew that some of their biggest fans are right here in Brooklyn.
Also, this is what taking pictures with my kids is really like. Julian: very focused. Perfect photo smile. Arthur: I don’t even know. Being Arthur.