Monday, September 3, 2007

North Beach

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 finger splint on stupid broken pinkie on the right side of this photo; you wouldn't believe how many pictures said splint has ruined!)

10 comments:

Jann said...

Oh, this looks like so much fun. I am filing this info away for next summer. So many places to go and have fun. I am glad you had a great time.

Tracy said...

What a fun family trip. Now that your summer is over, you can now start your Christmas shopping!

Cami said...

Oh, that looks lovely. I never did get to take my kids to the beach this year--no matter how hard I tried.

Kellie said...

I love the bay. This looks like it was a good day. I'm glad.

Julia A said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT time! I'm going to have to go there someday...

amberacottrell said...

I can't wait to go next summer! It looks like a great place. Glad you all had a good time.

Cheri said...

That looks like a great close day trip. I've never been. We'll have to try it next year.

Brenda said...

I love the bay too! It's so much better than the actual ocean because the waves are not too big for the kids and the driving is bearable! Very fun Mendy!

Corinne said...

Awesome! I've put North Beach on my "places to go and things to do" list...next year :)

Jenni said...

That looks like SO much fun!! Glad you guys had a great time and what fun pics!! (I totally didn't notice the splint at all!! :))

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