We had another busy day planned today and I was dreading a long car ride with no toys. I finally told the boys I'd allow them to bring some sort of activity book-- their dot to dot books or color by number or anything "school" like where they didn't have to share, talk to or play with one another. The two older boys decided on dot to dot books and Evan brought his color by number book with his markers. We packed up kites, bubbles, trucks, hula hoops and jump ropes and headed to a beautiful park along the shoreline that I hadn't been to since Ian was a baby. On the way we dropped some books off at the library and then headed out to the beach.
It was a fabulous day with sunny skies, a cool breeze, and everyone had a wonderful time. The boys dug in the sand, flew kites, got wet and dirty. They ran around the beach, jumped off rock formations and found sand creatures and shells. We saw tons of birds, dogs and kites (though most of them were stuck in the trees!). We saw excavators on the beach, fighter planes flying overhead and we ran through the fields and grass. We walked around the mansion and it's gardens. They rapped and made music using water bottles and an abandoned dog bowl. It was a fabulous day!
|Alec flies his kite|
|the mole crabs we found (though we had to look up what they were when we got home!)|
|the bottom of the mole crab|
|Throwing rocks in the channel from one side to the other|
|We watched the ferries and boats pass by all day long.|
|Some loons we saw|
|the boys get to work digging in the sand|
|baby mole crab|
|Ian flying his kite|
|boys trying to stop the waves from washing away their dams|