Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Adventures, Part 2: The Beach

I love the ocean.

Of all the times Emma and I have traveled to NH, this was the first time that Emma was able to play in the ocean and on the beach. She has been in the car when we have driven by it a few times, but she was either asleep, or it was way to cold to stop.

So, I was super excited for her first visit to the ocean. So excited that I managed to forget to bring my camera. Yeah, pretty smart, I know.

Emma and I arrived in NH on Thursday, June, 24th, around 3pm. Amber and the boys where in the pool. Emma and I were so glad to be done traveling that we went straight from the car to the pool. Looking for a bathing suit was too much of a hassle, so we went in with our clothes on. Sometimes, those are the best times.

Our first night at Amber's was nice and relaxing. We swam till we were done, then had a nice dinner, played, then went to bed.

But the next day, that was a good day. We packed the kids up pretty early, and headed to the beach. I wasn't sure how Emma would do. Up till this point Emma never really seemed to like water.

Boy did she prove me wrong during our visit.

Our first trip to the ocean, the water was COLD!!! Emma liked to stand on the edge of the water and let it run over her toes. The water was so cold though, that it made my feet ache, so we really didn't swim all that much. Emma and the boys had a blast playing in the sand.

We stayed for a few hours and it was great. We did learn that going to the beach on a Friday in the summer just leads to a PACKED beach.

Our second trip to the beach was a very impromptu trip. On July 5th, Jeremy (my brother-in-law), got his appointments done early for the day and called to let us know he wanted to go to the beach. So, we packed up boys and girls, chairs, and toys, then headed for the beach. We knew it was going to be crazy at the beach, after all it was the Monday after a holiday weekend. The beach was crowded, but we found a spot.

The water was much warmer this trip. We actually got to swim and Emma got to jump waves (jumping waves and diving into them is much more fun when you are smaller). She loved it! Her other favorite things to do were to fill her bucket up with water and make mud.

The kids had a blast playing in the sand.

We all thought it was hilarious when Blake got pooped on by a sea gull.

Everyone had fun playing in the water too.

Even with all the people, it was still a great day at the beach.

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