Friday, April 16, 2010

Beach Day!

We were glad to see some sun before we had to leave Santa Cruz. We never did make it to the boardwalk but we got to get sandy at the beach. Bubba was genuinely terrified of the little sand flies hopping around and wouldn't get down. Having a three and a half year old hanging around your neck in terror sort of makes looking at tidepools harder, but I happen to be amazingly skilled! Junior couldn't get enough of the beach and although the water was a little too cold to swim without a wet suit, he had a good time getting his feet wet.

We made a great sand castle that we could see from our room when we went back to the hotel.

Sis taking a break from shoveling handfuls of sand into her mouth to fly a kite.

Tiny little Norah wasn't too sure about the beach in general, but she liked the digging. Jacob really wanted to bury something in the sand and thought Sis might be a good candidate, but was voted down.

My fearless girl. The beach was so big and empty that she could crawl in any direction for quite awhile before I had to go retrieve her. She did not look back once and only ever got upset when Aunt Bek tried to brush the sand off of her face.

Collecting seashells. Lulu found a whole sand dollar.

Next time I go back to Santa Cruz, I want to learn how to surf! We ended the morning by taking a dip in the hotel's heated outdoor pool.

1 comment:

  1. No stories about sand in Janie's eyes? Amazing. So glad the kids got to experience the sand without rain.