Each year our family tries to enjoy a couple different beach getaways. Rather than stay for a week, we usually take a couple of extended weekends and enjoy different beaches along the Carolina coast. But this year we opted to stay put for a whole week and explore St. Augustine Beach in Florida.
Sleep in. Breakfast, coffee, cartoons, lazy start to the day. Beach all morning until lunch. Lunch and quiet time. Beach or pool all afternoon. Dinner. Beach or pool and games each evening.
For the 13 seconds they stood on their boards, they looked kinda cool. And I had no inhibitions about yelling and cheering from shore.
But there was beautiful sand and rolling waves and that's all we needed for a week of fun!
Good reminders as I thought about recent squabbles over sand shovels and boogie boards and sleeping arrangements.
Because it was a weekday, park rangers were not giving cannon demonstrations, but when one ranger noticed our group of kids he asked if they'd like a chance to learn how to load a cannon. After loud yeses, the kids assembled on the promenade for a lesson and public demonstration. Home school history lesson for the win.
(And pics of this? A few on my phone but it's effort to get them from there to here.)
Two days of mild fevers for two kids. One day in urgent care for swimmers ear for another kid. One day of inside movies and games because of rain. Five days of sun, sand, and surf. And seven solid days of family togetherness!