Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Reverse forecast beach day

Because I had the 4th of July (Wednesday) and that Friday off from work, I took a vacation day on Thursday, which made for a super awesome long weekend.  In addition to our trip to Lake Winnipesaukee, we fulfilled our weekly beach obligation.  Saturday was forecasted as the hottest day of the weekend.  It was supposed to be 95 degrees with storms rolling in later in the day.  With high tide around 2:00, we thought a morning swim would be perfect.

A few raindrops splashed against our van's windows despite the forecast on the radio at that very moment stating nothing of rain for the morning.  It was a tough decision but I opted to leave the camera at Grammy's house because the skies looked threatening.  It was cool along the coast and it rained on us but we carried on and hung out on the beach for a bit.  Kids don't really notice the difference between sun and completely overcast skies.  

We bought the girls these kick boards on clearance at Target last fall and thought that they could use them as boogie boards.  Not so much.  We've learned that kick boards are kick boards and not the same as boogie boards.


The girls tried to surf on their kick boards.  (You'll have to use your imagination but it was pretty funny.)

Because our beach day was a bit of a bust, we detoured on the way home so that the girls could enjoy a carousel ride and ice cream.  Well, we all enjoyed the ice cream.


That was Anna's duck face.




The tide had been at its highest and was slowly receding.  The girls wanted to explore the shoreline and hunt for shells but it was getting late and we had already had a later night than normal on Thursday.






Unknown said...

I just started reading, and you may have blogged about this before, but I love that you do not dress your girls alike. How do you decide who gets which piece of clothing, or do they have a shared closet? Do they ever fight over who wears what?

Mrs. Swaddle said...

Oh, beach trips. They are sure fun and it looks like you had a good time.

Anonymous said...

While kickboards are not boogie boards, boogie boards make great kickboards.