Friday, June 20, 2014

Oh Ocean how I love thee!

I think I am starting to recover from our time at the beach. Although our washing machine is not.I came back thoroughly exhausted, and that might be an understatement. Gone are the days of sitting at the beach watching the ocean for hours, letting your mind completely veg out. Now I spend the majority of my beach time telling the kids that it is not o.k. to step on each others sand castles, or reminding them not to throw sand (as I am flushing out another kids eye that is filled with sand), or pulling out snack after snack to keep my kids from melting down. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't change it for the world, I am just saying there is no relaxation in any of our vacations anymore.

We spent quite a bit of time at the beach. We have a lovely campground that we go to every year. They have direct access to the Bay (which is fabulous when you have Littles). The Bay is great because the water is pretty still allowing the kids to really have a great time in the water, without having a nervous nelly mom constantly getting after them.

From the beach (and our campground) we could see the seals sunning themselves!

Whats a day at the beach without flying a kite? I will be honest with ya, it took quite a while for the hubby and I to get these kites up in the sky. Apparently our kite flying skills are not the greatest, good thing our kids don't know any different.

Remember that comment earlier about the throwing sand thing... This is what I am talking about... At least he wasn't upset...

No visit to the coast is complete without a trip to the Aquarium... It is one of our favorite things to do, and since Mother Nature threw us some rain we fled to the indoors.

I know our kids did not appreciate this the way we did, but this was the coolest moment...

Then came my favorite exhibit, the shark tunnel... If only I could be a better photographer.. It really is cool being in a tunnel and having sharks swimming around you.

A good time was had by all of us that day... Mother Nature even chilled out as the day went on. Allowing us to be outside once again.

Since mommy hood does not stop, I now have three kids looking at me demanding breakfast. So this post will be continued tomorrow. Stay tuned, mommy and daddy went to a brewery!


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