It was still way fun. I just love the beach, no matter what! We saw a family leaving and quickly snagged their spot, right in front. So I kinda forgot how many people were behind us, although we had a nice view of the crowded waters. We threw out the sand toys for the girls, set up our chairs and blanket and got comfortable. The girls loved the water, well let me be specific, Kate loved the water. And loved might not be a strong enough word, haha. She adores the water! Runs right into the waves. Just like our last beach trip, Jane is a little more hesitant, but still goes out there, holding tightly onto my hand. Kate will hold my hand as well, but immediately lifts up her legs and lets the waves pull her around, giggling up a storm the whole time. The girls play really nicely together in the sand so I was able to read my book some and chat with my parents. We also brought lots of yummy foods. The night before my mom and I made chocolate chip cookies and pretzels to take with us, along with sandwiches, chips, drinks, and lots of fruit. It was a pretty cloudy day, on the way down I was worried it was going to be raining my the time we got there, but it never rained a drop and the clouds made the temperature perfect. We didn't even need the beach umbrella. It was such a great day!
The tide was going out towards the end of the day, which I was sad about because that's when the pools of water show up, and the girls just love sitting and playing in them. But by that point it was close to 5 and we needed to clean up, change clothes and find some dinner. It takes forever to get the girls showered off and changed in clean clothes, but eventually we were all loaded back up in the car and looking for some dinner. We found a local pizza place that had good reviews so we decided to try it out. It ended up being super good! After eating every piece of pizza, leaving ourselves nice and stuffed, w got back in the car and headed home. Luckily both girls fell asleep on the way this time so I dozed a little bit too. We got home close to 9:30 and had Morgan waiting on us. After unpacking and putting the girls down for bed, I showered and washed my hair and put on fresh, clean clothes, then crawled in bed, snuggled with Morgan and fell asleep. There is nothing like falling asleep after such a fun busy day at the beach!
Kate has cute tiny curls
Jane trying to bury herself in the sand
Mom and Dad!
What's that look for Kate??
Gross. Kate literally ate so much sand she was pooping sand for days. Days I tell you!
Clean tongue, which meant she straight swallowed all that sand
If I was sitting down and Kate started running into the waves, Jane would run after her, take her hand and lead her back to our spots. So sweet :)
Determinedly marching into the water.
Baba took Kate out in the water and Jane came running saying, "wait me, wait me!"
Baba decided to hold Kate's hand...
So then she lifted up her legs and just hung on, haha
And smash! A wave crashed right into her, haha. She loved it though!
Baba feeding the little birds. Do you see the massive crowd in the background
Kate you're holding your racket the wrong way...
All clean ready to find some dinner