i'm not sure who was more excited about going back to the beach, us or the boys! we quickly ate breakfast, packed a picnic lunch, gathered our beach gear and headed out. we were there by 9:30 am and only a few people were there.
i talked everyone into these cheesy photo ops. why is it that beachy towns think you can only decorate in beachy themes and use the same beachy colors? nonetheless, i wanted to take these pics.
the boys each had a glass jar to collect beach sand, ocean water and seashells. they took this job rather seriously and we brought back a nice collection of all 3!
we set up camp on a little dry patch of sand. i was deeply engrossed in a book and it was so fun to sit and watch my men play in the ocean while i sat in the sun and read. john entertained the boys this day by pretending to be a sea monster, building a rather impressive sand fort and letting the boys bury him in the sand.
in the picture above, you can see the views we had of the ocean. john and i loved sitting in bed at night after the boys fell asleep and listening to the waves crash along the shore.
but we weren't headed straight home...we had a few more adventures planned.