I love the beach. My kids all play regardless of age and for a brief moment, everything really is ok with the world. This was one of those moments.
Aliah love the sand, so much so, she was always trying to eat it! Oh my!
Our little sweetie needed her own shade - of course!
Dad made sure we had a nice set-up on the beach which included shade, chairs and a big cooler!
Nick enjoyed the waves...
....and the shade!
The entire family helped build this huge castle! It was fun!
We caught all kinds of wildlife. Here is a crab we caught. We also caught a big jelly fish. little tiny ghost crabs, a baby lobster, and a black fish-thingy. It was fun finding and catching all of them!
We also saw dolphin and several schools of manta ray!
The kids enjoyed boogy boarding in the waves.
I didn't get a picture of this, but the boys were so sweet. They would put a girl on their back and then let them ride the waves with them that way. They loved it!
Aliah loved playing in the sand!
I love these pictures of Avery. Such complete, untainted joy.
The sand was so beautiful. Serene.
Aliah LOVED the ocean. she would squeal every time she saw it and we'd have to take her directly to it! She loved the waves and would play and laugh - even is she was splashed in the face! She's a natural waterbaby.
Our sweet baby girl!
(More to come tomorrow in part #3)