Our family spent Labor Day week at the beach and we've since decided that it's the perfect time to go. No crowds, great temperatures, and lower costs. I think we may have stumbled on a new annual tradition.
A couple of days ago during dinner I asked the kids to list their favorite things about our time at the beach. While totally unrelated to typical beach fun, they unanimously agreed that "watching the knights joust and the horses do tricks was the coolest thing!"
Grady discovered some coupons and learned that Annalyse was free because this was her birthday month, so he made reservations for our family to enjoy some dinner theater at Medieval Times.
But, getting back to actual beach fun, we absolutely loved the time playing in the waves! The afternoon tide was perfect for body-boarding and wave jumping... big enough for a simple thrill, but small enough that my kids weren't pummeled. Hours in the waves. Hours and hours...!
Oddly enough, everyone but Jax and I got stung by jellyfish! This was a first for all of us and had my kids wary of the ocean for the rest of the day. But, when waves are crashing and you know deep-down there is a lot of fun waiting for you in the water, the decision to head back in the water won out. Thankfully, the cluster of jellyfish never returned after the first day.