Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ocean Fun Days

This year we attended Ocean Fun Days at the Island Beach State Park
location instead of Sandy Hook for a change of pace.
Princess had a lot of fun, playing many of the free games and enjoying the beautiful

Princess got her life jacket on before getting permission to "come aboard",
learning how to cast

Reeling in her "fish"

which she then traded in for this fish to take home..

It's a "puffer". A smaller version of this... We all enjoyed the science fair entries..
We looked at sand from all over the world under the microscope..

her favorites? Sandy Hook, and Hawaii.
She loved these turtlesand these bugs....

and this one too..
and Jenkinson's Aquarium had a table with displays, and a crafts table too..

It was nice, except, they pretty much "did" the craft "for" the kids..only having them put dabs of glue before they attached the next piece of the penguin. This did not "sit well" with Princess,
she is more about the "process" than the "product". ;-)

This little guy cheered her up though.
We bought a hot dog and fries and sat on the beach for lunch.
Princess played in the surf,
and we built sand "cupcakes" together..

She found some pretty shells,got really wet

Fortunately, Momma brought a change of clothes for the ride home.

as well as a snack and a DVD.I hope your weekend was as fun filled.


Toni said...

what an awesome day, my kids would have loved the bugs and turtles too.

We love the beach something so amazing about the huge ocean .

sarah said...

That does look like so much fun! One of the joys of spring is that these activities become more available. :-)

Chawksgirl4ever said...

wow that looks like a great day! so much learning and fun.That sucks about the already done for you craft. though

Mon said...

Sounds like it was a really fun time. Is it still a little on the cooler side? I hear Princess about doing it yourself - that's the fun people!

Tara said...

You did have a full weekend!

Love the beach pictures...I really must plan a little trip to the coast soon so Owen can comb the beach for treasures.

DVD's for the ride home are a favorite here too. :)

Carrie said...

Wow! What a cool field trip! I wish we lived closer to stuff like that, but we do with what we have. Do you guys school all year, or do you have a summer vacation? I've toyed with all year with breaks, but we'll see. Glad Princess had fun!!

8)(8 said...

It looks like it was a lot of fun. The beach photo is so pretty at the top.

Cher Mere said...

That looks great. We love events like that.

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