20 July 2008
15 July 2008
well, we were last week...following my pattern of late-i'm posting events a few days delayed.
we took another little trip down to the beach, courtesy of melanie again, and had some more fun in the sun! i was so excieted to go again because the kids were asking almost daily to go back! they play "beach" at least every other day. they get dressed up in their swimsuits and go swim in the ocean--our bed is the water and the pillows are the sand! their imaginations have really kicked in! it just so happens that elijah's power wheels jeep is usually parked in front of the fireplace in our bedroom. so they drive their in his ride. it's funny to hear...they play the "are we there yet" game between the two of them...after several "no, we're not there yets" they finally arrive, which is interesting since they actually don't do that on our road trips, but it sure is cute to hear!
when we arrived the kids acted as if they were veterans (this was only their second trip to the beach ever). they went right to work when they hit the sand--they collected sea shells, dug a sand pool (with a little help from daddy--even though they were frequently working against him), and even ventured out to the sandbar! it was nice to actually get in the water this time around! they even got really brave in the pool--especially elijah! he previously, didn't like the feeling of floating in the water and hung out on the stairs the last trip, but after an hour was jumping right in with only his little wings on his arms. he really wanted to "swim like renee" so he just decided he could do it!