Friday, August 17, 2012

Ode to the Beach!

I've composed a little classical piece that I like to call Ode to the Beach.

Ode to the Beach
Oh, lovely beach how we love you!
Your expanse of white, sandy beaches calls to us.
You invite us to come & build sand castles & walk barefoot.
The waves break upon the shore & beckon us to come,
To shed our towels & cover-ups & come frolic & play.
However, letting baby sharks swim in the "shallow end" is not cool!
Not cool, beach.  Not.  Cool!

We will miss almost everything about this beach trip!

We have made some wonderful memories!

Getting to take our new son to the beach for the VeRy FiRsT tImE has been an absolute delight!

As we were walking back from the ocean this morning, WJ asked when we were coming back.

My husband told him that we'd come back next year!

Next year?  What?????  But Baby Boy loves the beach!  He loves the sand, the ocean, Nana & Pawpaw swimming with him, having chicken nuggets & soda every night for dinner.

Next year seems like such a LONG time to make him wait!

And who knows........

By that time we might've adopted again.

I wonder how many times we can have "first" beach trip trips?  ;)

Here are a few photos I snapped today {while my ears were getting burnt to a lovely dark red crisp!}  I totally forgot to put sunscreen on those little sticker-outers!

Enjoy & have a great weekend!

These little pigs went to the beach!
Diggin' in the sand!
Daddy & son sand castle masterpiece!
Proud of his sand castle!
Love this one!  It's a framer, for sure!



  1. Don't forget Hannah and Matt are moving near the beach. Surely he will not have to wait for a whole year.

  2. Now that we live in Hawaii Sage sees the beach every week- It never gets less exciting for her.

    1. That's so awesome! What sweet memories for the two of you!

  3. we want to move to the beach it's our happy place

  4. Sounds like a wonderful vacation! Children and the beach were made for each other. So sweet.

    1. I love the way you said that. Children & the beach were made for each other. So sweet!