Several years ago Michael read about North Beach in the travel section of the Post and we tried it out; it's been a keeper ever since. Since the unofficial end of summer was today and we hadn't been yet this year, Michael insisted we load up the car and the kids. To be perfectly honest, I didn't want to go through the hassle of packing and loading up the car and driving an hour but I am so glad we did. Kudos to Michael for packing the lunches while I got everyone in their suits and gathered towels and floaties and such. I am so glad Michael suggested we go. The weather was beautiful and the water felt wonderful. It was a perfect day at the beach!
You can't exactly tell, but that's Mason in the above photo. He loves to get a huge running start and then sprint through the water until he falls over. He had a great time at the beach today--especially since we let him invite our neighbor, Dallin, to join us. Those boys had a grand time swimming, splashing, building sandcastles and hunting for jellyfish (which, I elatedly report, were completely absent from the water!).
Teensy and Kenna both loved swimming out to the nets with their dad. In this picture, however, they are helping him sift through the pebbly sand to find treasures like multi-colored rocks (blue, orange, pink) and a shark's tooth.
After spending a good amount of time swimming with her dad and the boys, Maia decided to relax in the shallowest part of the water and let the waves wash over her. She loved the feeling of being carried further up the beach with each new wave. (Note my retarded finger splint on stupid broken pinkie on the right side of this photo; you wouldn't believe how many pictures said splint has ruined!)