Madeline’s first trip to the beach


Miss Mads arrives in her shore outfit:

Miss Mads gets acquainted with the waves:

Miss Mads discovers an old-school pull train toy and takes it for a loop around the deck:

Miss Mads plays in the sand and harasses Daddy with the shovel to play too:

Mini golf!


We went with Chris’s parents to play mini golf at Island Golf, one of several nearby putt-putt places. Chris’s dad has been going there since he was a little boy, and he recounted with the owner the various thefts (and returns!) of fixtures around the place (the gorilla, the elephant, etc.). After mini golf, the family always goes to eat ice cream. Chris loves both parts of the outing.

Happy Memorial Day


We’re having a lot of fun playing with our new camera. A good time was had by all at this year’s Memorial Day gathering in Surf City, NJ.


Pups ready for summer days in the bay!


Photographic evidence that Golden Retrievers love water.