Lat Sunday when we walked out of church it was 90 degrees.
A beach day was in order for sure.
But what to do with the girl in the cast?
Oh, just put on a long sock and she'll be just fine.
The boys brought the big shovels so they could dig a big hole.
And Aaron brought his hat and his pipe.
He doesn't smoke, but likes the way it looks.
Also, it makes a great photo prop for baby.
Davy was intrigued by the sand.
He hasn't been to the beach as a crawler yet.
So we let him give it a go.
He stayed up on his hands and toes.
That's the move he did before he learned to crawl.
He'd just stay like that.
He stayed like that on the sand too.
And looked at us like, "come on people, pick me up. This stuff is cold and wet."
There were lots of sea snails.
Some were big.
The boys found this one and had a conversation as they examined it.
They loved the way it protected itself with a hard piece of shell on the bottom just like the big shell that covered the rest of it.
"Just like in Pagoo!"
They have learned more about sea life and tide pool life in that book then they would have by reading a text book for a year.
I gotta say, it makes this school teacher mama happy.
There is so much joy and excitement over each discovery.
The more they learn about the world they live in, the more they enjoy it.
And I do too.
I'm learning right along with them.
I took a marine biology class in college.
I've learned more reading Pagoo than I did in that whole class.
And visiting tide pools since I've read this book, well, they are so much more alive to me now.
If you haven't checked out the Pagoo, you simply must.
It's a great read. (good review of Pagoo here)
The weather was warm enough that the ocean beckoned.
So my crazy boys went for a swim.
I thought they were crazy.
The water was in the 50s.
It numbed my feet when I waded in.
They plunged right in and even went under.
But after a bit, they had to admit it was coooold.
The girls were smarter.
They cozied up in the bike trailer and ate snacks.
My daughter has her hand in a bag of potato chips.
What a fabulous way to spend a warm Sunday afternoon in March.
And since Daylight Savings time starts this weekend, there are lots more beach afternoons in store.
We won't have to leave at 5.
I'm already dreaming of summer!