August 17, 2010

So mo cation

Emma had this idea of doing a mini getaway with just the moms and the boys.

When Charlie and Tristan (Emma's son) heard that the moms wanted to do a "so-mo-cation" (short for son-mother vacation), where we would do whatever they wanted, they sort of guffawed in disbelief. "That means no outlet malls," they said, "no shopping at all." 

I guess they know us all too well. We promised no shopping.

We decided to take a few days in Ship Bottom, NJ, an old-fashioned sort of shore town with lots of charm. We spent a lot of time "together" doing different things. But we also played cards, walked on the beach and went out for lots of meals (did you know that 13-year-old boys are ALWAYS hungry?).

I'm sure the boys would have preferred not to have to suffer the nagging of mothers about sunscreen, hats, healthy meal choices, etc., but I think they enjoyed themselves. The moms definitely had a great time, as always! 

Here are some photos, I hope not too many!

Long evening shadows. We had showers in the afternoon and towards evening took a walk to the beach.

The so's .....

and the mo's.

Me and Charlie

Emma and Tristan

Tristan carries Charlie

At the bay

Group pic, getting ice cream

We happened upon this vintage auto show.

1 comment:

pudelflicka said...

Vilka fina bilder!
Jo du måste prova att ha i mycket grön sallad och frukt + 5-6 dl vatten (du kan blanda med havremjölk) + 2 msk linfrön. Jag mår så bra som jag aldrig har gjort. Tipsade MOnica och hon köpte samma mixare men jag tror inte hon gör några smoothies tyvärr.
Man får i sig näring på ett annat sätt och det är det som är så fantastiskt. Kram