This morning when we woke up we did not know what we were going to do with our day. After entertaining a few different ideas, we decided on heading to the coast for a day of fun. We were very glad that we made that decision! Our day was packed with family fun at the beach.
We arrived a little before noon, and promptly stopped by a shop to purchase a kite. It’s something that Nathan has been wanting to do with Elias for awhile now, plus it is Kk week here so it worked out perfect. Then we went to the beach to set up our spot. Nathan set up the umbrella, and Simon got his first look around at everything:
After lunch we played in the sand for a bit, and then decided to go check out the ocean. As we were walking toward the ocean, Elias said, “There’s the pool!” Nate and I had a bit of a chuckle, and Nathan explained that it was the ocean, not a pool. We stopped for a family photo. Here’s the best one we could get:
Simon got to put his toes into the Pacific for the first time as well. He didn’t seem to mind the cold water, but enjoyed standing in the wet sand more than just getting his feet dipped into the water.
After we played in the ocean for a bit longer, we decided to head back to our spot to get dried off and warmed up. Elias played in the sand again and said that was his favorite part of the beach. He instructed Nathan and I where to dig our holes.
Unfortunately, Nathan’s engineer brain was not able to be creative enough to put together a kite without instructions. He toiled for quite awhile and Elias played in the sand and watched. He got sand everywhere!
I jumped up to try and help with the kite, but it did no good. We were probably the comic entertainment for our section of the beach trying to get that kite into the air. It just kept flying for a second or two, and then it came crashing into the sand. Finally, Nathan figured out what was wrong, and we got the kite up. Elias even got to fly it!