Ocean City

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For the last two weeks, our lives and thoughts have been consumed with the beach. In fact, Micah is still asking if we’re going to the beach, or where is Grammy and Pops, or is he going to play with Bella, Caiden and Ada. Poor kid. He’s heartbroken. It’ll pass kid.

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On our way, we took a pit stop outside of Philly and stayed with Jerry’s college roommate and his family. Micah and their daughter Lily are just a couple months apart in age and they had fun playing together. Duane is a volunteer firefighter and took Micah and Jerry to look at big firetrucks while the babies napped and Micah is still talking the firetrucks too. We had such a great trip, even though it was short. Thanks again, guys!

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Let the fun with family commence! I’m so glad we get these longer moments together; it’s so hard living over four hours away.

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We were two blocks away from the beach, park, Hoy’s 5 & dime, and dots (donuts), which are family traditions.

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On the boardwalk – boardwalk!

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Fun at the beach!

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Fun with the cousins.

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We are very serious about our pizza and ice cream.

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Tell us how you really feel about the beach, Ethan.

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Fun at the Wildwood Boardwalk.

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The weather was absolutely beautiful. Not too hot, although the water could have been a tad warmer.

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I’m surrounded by such handsome men.

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Micah can be such a ham some times!

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Team Wagner 2015

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Jerry’s 30th birthday

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we had so much celebrating jerry’s birthday over the weekend. actually all week. we surprised him with lunch on his actual birthday, and then thursday night, family started to arrive for a big birthday weekend.

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friday morning we went to round hill park with my sister and her family. it was a great park and we cant wait to go back!the cousins had lots of fun running around, i took 3 kids down a slide all at once, and we played hide and seek.  great way to burn off a bunch of energy with 6 kids 5 and under.

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by friday night, most of the family was in, and i was not about to make dinner for 14 people, when i knew i’d be feeding 40+ people the next day. so we went to burgatory for dinner, where jerry shared his birthday milkshake with micah. and let me say, i think that was the smoothest restaurant experience we’ve had since ethan’s been born. that’s pretty amazing with 14 people.

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saturday! the big celebration day!! and what better way to start than a little peace, love and little donuts?!! there is none. we’re so thankful for everyone who helped us celebrate jerry turning 30. we even had a friend come in from philly. he’s working on his photography and creating a business for himself, so if you ever need a photographer in the philly area, hit me up for his info. like is said, we had 40+ people at our house, which i’m pretty sure was the most we’ve ever hosted. but it was so much fun. there were more kids than adults, and they loved exploring our crazy backyard. i’m so thankful that i wasn’t ruled by stress much of the night, and i could just enjoy celebrating jerry with everyone else. we did a craft beer exchange, led by our friend nate, and i’m trying to not drink all of mine right away, but rather spread them out so i can enjoy them longer.

thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate. we hope you had as much fun as us!