I love that there are covered picnic tables.
And swings and see-saws for the kids to play on.
Gorgeous shade trees just off the sand.
There's a little creek along the walking trail.
And a white bridge crossing the creek.
And all kinds of birds: ducks, geese, seagulls.
We parked by two tall trees.
And then headed towards the sand.
Amazingly, I was able to carry our umbrella, diaper bag, beach bag, chair, Faith in her carseat, and a tall glass of water all in one trip. Only because Grace was a big helper and carried her sand buckets and shovels and walked beside me.
It was gorgeous outside today and we had the beach all to ourselves.
Grace played in the sand by her baby sister for the longest time. Faith just relaxed on the towel.
Then a pelican flew by.
And dropped a feather.
So Grace used it to tickle Faith's feet.
Faith is pretty ticklish!
Then Grace chased after some sea gulls. She was trying to return the feather to the "burd-ee" (birdy).
The sea gulls eventually came back to visit us. I think they were hoping for a handout.
Then Grace decided to go back and play in the sand.
She played by water and managed to get soaked.
We made Grace's footprints in the sand and then wrote her name above them.
And Grace tried writing in the sand, too.
Then Grace convinced me to put Faith's feet in the sand.
But Faith didn't enjoy it nearly as much as Grace did.
Our Mommy and daughter day at the beach was just the fun we needed. We can hardly wait for our next trip!