Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lifes A Beach

Tyson has been working his little heart out recently. While its a great thing to be employed these days (can I get an amen?!), we sure have been missing our family time during the weekends without him around as much (sniff).

But....

Every cloud has a silver lining... and in this case, that is to say I have SO enjoyed spending quality mommy time one on... er, two... with the lovelies. Its kind of cool to wear the 'party parent' hat every now and then!

Last Saturday, I braved the beach by alllll by myself (like a real live grown up!) with these little beach babes...

We rafted down the sludge, I mean tide water...


Explored 'mermaid caves,'


Anabelle managed to slice her foot to shreds on a sharp rock moments after I reminded her that she MUST wear her crocks in the water at all times....

(*Not pictured*... I also had to Baywatch rescue her as she accidentally stepped into a black hole next to the rocks by the tide pools... not.cool.).

We had a nice picnic lunch of sandy PBJ and carrot sticks,



Took Dawsie prisoner and buried him alive...


(don't worry, he used the force and escaped juuuuust fine...)

Made a COOL sand castle (when you're three years old, anyway)...



And just enjoyed being silly in the pleasure of each other's company.




We stayed for hours and hours, and when we left it felt like only moments had passed. That hasn't happened to me for a long time, maybe ever since being a mom.

I had to park quite a walk from the beach since it was in the triple digits inland this weekend and everyone seemed to have the same great idea of where to cool off. We had to cross several busy roads and each of the kids had to carry sandy cargo back to the car.

They were perfect angels, they never complained once.

To end our beautiful day, we stopped for an ice cream cone at the Avila Valley Barn.

They both got peppermint 'because it was pink, and they like pink.'

We called to check in on Daddy, to let him know we missed him and wished he was there...

But he was already on his way home and was waiting for us when we got there.

I wish every day were a beach day.

xo

3 comments:

kenneth said...

THANK YOU!

i must say, that metallic pink looks quite ravishing on dawson

kenneth said...

THANK YOU!

...i must say, that metallic pink does look quite ravishing on D

Beatrice Blount said...

that picture of dawson calling tyson should say 'dawson accidentally calling tiffany'

want peppermint ice cream.