Today was a busy day of basketball games with the kids, laundry, cleaning, and getting ready for next weeks arrival of a little baby boy... we have our fingers crossed that he arrives healthy with no complications. I think that my poor husband could tell that Mom was a little on edge with all of the to-do's and things to worry about, so he said "how about we go to the beach for the evening?" Angels sang and I said YES, of course!
We loaded up after the last game and headed to the beach, stopping for dinner at a sweet little beach town BBQ joint. It was complete with awesome decor (pig heads, big fish on the wall and antiques) and a cute small town Post Office across the street.
Oh and the DJ was playing "Wild Thing" and other outstanding music from my childhood :) We quizzed the kids on the artists/titles and surprisingly the older one got pretty close on some... well, mostly just Michael Jackson's "Beat It"... but that's something since his parents did grow up in the ice age of the 80'. He has referred to Mom's childhood years as the 50's at one point... he hasn't made that mistake again since mom had a slight heart attack and hissy on him. :)
We made it to the island just as the sun was in the most beautiful part of setting. My daughter grabbed her sand digging/shell gathering bucket and we started down the trail. I made it maybe two steps before I started snapping photos.
It was just so beautiful. The breeze was blowing, temperature perfect, the salty air smelled amazing... and the feel of walking on sand while taking photos of everyone was just perfect.
This was either their... "oh lord Mom is taking photos, don't turn around" talk... or a sweet and wonderful Father to son talk. I think that it was the Father to son talk. Our way taller than his mom little man had a great day today.
The perfect swing to watch the waves roll in... if you can stay away from ants and sand fleas.
I caught the little girl digging in the sand and a very cool sign... you can catch a glimpse of the next beach town in the background too.
... and the setting sun. So simple and amazing... just perfect.
I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and had the chance to stop and enjoy the world around you.