Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Beach

J, T, N, & B watching the waves

B & J diggin' a big hole together

N working on another deep hole

T diggin' in the sand, too!

What a FUN, FUN day! We spent a few hours @ a beach in Marin County. It was overcast for most of the time, but the sun peaked out for the last chunk of time. The boys didn't care, though. There were waves to jump, sand to dig in, and castles to build. Dad even took the 3 older boys for a small hike over rocks to see some tide pools full of star fish, sea anemones, & sea cucumbers! We dug some pretty deep holes in the sand to stand in. It was so fun to see the boys laughing in the waves and jumping each one. A few waves cracked over them and splashed them senseless! They got soaked, but didn't care. They got along great together and it was a parents' delight. We brought clothes to change into, and warmed up in the car. We hit really bad traffic on the way back. It was still worth the trip. This was a great way to wrap up our summer vacation -- together as a family.
Oh, since we had so much time in the car on the way back, the boys were getting silly and restless. They started making up jokes and would you believe that T started it all?!! He had a stick of string cheese and he held it up for all to see while yelling, "CHEESE!!" as though he was taking a picture!!! Then, after several bad "jokes", B said, "How can you tell the difference between a boy tree and a girl tree? You can see their nuts!" Pretty funny, eh? Then we told him that this wouldn't be a good joke to repeat in certain company. But, we couldn't help but laugh! It sure took our minds off of the traffic!!


Anonymous said...

What a fun way to end summer vacation! Sounds like you all had a great time.


Raimi said...

Looks like you had a great time! We miss the beach.