This is our older four kids about twenty minutes after we arrived at the beach. I honestly thought they might hesitate a little bit, stand there and take it in. Instead they were all four in the water before I had a chance to catch up to them.
They adored the ocean. They only came out once the twins discovered they were allergic to sunscreen and their little faces swelled up like chipmunks.
Not to be outdone, some of the so-called “adults” in the crowd decided skimboarding was a good sport to take up at our age and we’re all displaying some nasty sand rash now. I’m pretending it’s the result of catching some air whilst surfing the totally tubular waves.
Willa wasn’t nearly as impressed with the ocean at first. She held up her legs and screamed. But she has come around. She and Mira wander from waves to sand happily.
The internet here at the beach is ridiculously slow, but that’s probably a good thing. Everything in my brain is sort of slow, too.
We play in the waves in the early morning and evenings but sit inside during the hottest part of the day. Our week is almost up and I’ve still got so much vacationing left to do.
So glad to be here …