Today we went to Cannon Beach with Nana, Auntie Erin, Uncle Jared, and cousins Sonya and Audrey. Poor Nathan had to stay home and work. It was a bit chilly for my taste…but then it is a rare day that isn’t for me at the beach…and I guess I should look on the bright side and realize I got to skip a scorcher in the valley.
Elias didn’t really head toward the ocean this time, and I didn’t encourage him. We just stayed by our “spot” and ate a picnic and played in the sand. We played in the sand for hours, and Elias could have stayed much longer if I would have let him. He was still getting down in the sand after I had already changed him back into his normal clothes. He enjoyed building castles and using the molds to make interesting
shapes. I dug a deep hole that ended up being perfectly sized for Elias. He got down in there and hung out for a long while. Then he enjoyed burying himself in sand almost up to his waist. Other highlights included a larger hole dug by myself and Nana which became a “slide” for the little ones.
After our fun beach day, Elias conked out for a very late nap. We had to wake him up after only an hour or so to go to dinner (Nana treated us to Red Robin…yumm!). Elias was quite a cranky boy for awhile, but perked up once it was time to eat. He had lots of fun with cousin Audrey and drinking straws! A wonderful day spent at the beach with family.