Despite the clouds and possible rain, we headed out to the beach like we do every fourth of July. Unfortunately we didn't make it to the beach in time to enter the sand castle contest. The kids were a little sad, but they got past it. I think it helped that I decided to get in the water with them, which I rarely, if ever do.
Personally I just don't like the salt water, it feels yucky in my hair and on my skin. We took them over the sand dunes to the area that has lots of sandbars. It's a great place for finding crabs, snails, and hermit crabs and the water is pretty shallow. In our exploring we found a spot were the water is pretty deep. The kids swam across, climbed up on the sandbar, and jumped in. I really wish I had a camera with me to take pictures of them.
|They boys swinging|
|Ready, set, swing!|
|The girls sitting by the van |
waiting for it to get dark