24 August 2009

Miscellaneous Beach Day

Some friends of ours invited us to join them for a day at the beach. Since Enoch's not a big fan of the sand and the waves and burning in the hot sun, he was happy to have to be at work.

Between the two of us, my friend and I have ten kids. Thankfully there were two grandmas to help watch babies play in nearby holes or hold them as they napped, so we could actually get in the water.

Lots of gear for lots of kids!

We had a great time. Julien quickly decided he enjoys wave jumping and swimming with the oldest two girls, although he has all of the confidence and none of the skill. (We're way overdue for swimming lessons.) Tristan, being less adventurous, stayed where the water reached just slightly past his ankles, and enjoyed himself immensely with the "waves" that reached him.

Rosalind was excited to go to the water, but once she got there, she was all screams and panics. She stayed a safe distance from the shore, and opted to play in a hole with water. Brendan was a little nervous around the waves, stayed close to the hole in the sand, but ventured onto other people's blankets by the end of the day.

Thankfully the weather was so nice, that we spent nearly the whole time on the beach, and didn't venture far on the boardwalk, except to the 99-cent store and to DQ for a dilly bar. But we left a little early when we discovered that I had a very VERY red back, even though I wanted to keep playing in the water. We had a great time, and are very thankful for our friends.

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