Besides the fact that Beth couldn't come, it was a perfect day. The weather started out cloudy, therefore the beach wasn't crowded and we easily got a parking spot. After about an hour, the sun came out and it was beautiful.
Elijah has never seen the beach. We all kind of knew how he would react, and we were right on the money.
"Pick me up Daddy!"
Content to watch from afar
Later, he would go in for a little bit
Most of the time Elijah just wanted to eat Cheetos
We all guessed correctly about how Abbey would respond to the ocean....
running full speed into it!
But, then running quickly back when a wave approached
until she had the safety of her big brother
Then, even his shelter wasn't enough
All of them played in the sand.
John surveying the ocean
My pretty Anna
Daniel contemplating skimboarding
Caught having fun in the sand
This smile says it all
It truly was a wonderful day! We played together, relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful ocean. It couldn't have been any better,(except if Beth had gotten to join us). Everyone got along so well, no squabbles at all! From the little to the big we all had a fantastic time.
My favorite part of the day was an unusual occurance. John and I got to go on a looong walk by ourselves. The older kids took care of Abbey and Elijah. When we got back, much to our amazement, they all (even Elijah) were in the ocean. We had a great time talking as we walked.
With my favorite person in the whole, wide world!