It was supposed to be rainy all day today. It wasn't going to stop us from going to the beach. What's the most that will happen...we'll get wet? But, as it turns out, it was a beautiful day. A little cloudy, but we are good with that as it keeps everyone away from the beach and we get it all to ourselves.
Ben woke up and headed straight outside to find cats. I was still sleeping, but I got to see Noah do the same thing.
This is Romeo.
Noah loves him.
We headed to beach and Emily thought a dog was in a neighbors yard, but it was a deer. Just hanging out without a car in the world.
I didn't even get out my camera at the beach. It was relaxing, relaxing and more relaxing. I got a nice beach glass collection going for my own mason jar. Emily and Noah each have one filled, so this year, I'm filling one for me.
Then, we headed to the pier to jump.
Noah wanted to try this year for the first time. He was working up the courage.
Ben kept jumping to show him there was nothing to be afraid of.
And then he did it! He took about a minute or two to get up the courage and in he went. I have a video of it that I'll post when we get home.
And just so nobody freaks out...cousin Amy and Emily were right there if he needed any help. But, he was a champ! We kind of bribed him with banana bread. Aunt Paula's banana bread is his weakness. He had already had 7 slices, so he got more when he got home. Did he jump again? Nope, once was good enough.
But, these two kept jumping and jumping.
Then, they swam out to the dock farther away.
This picture of Ben is cool, like he's standing on the water. There were some other kids doing back flips off the pier.
Then, we got ready and went for Chinese. They have the best Chinese food. We go every year. I love their honey garlic pork and Aunt Paula gets the ginger beef. They are both so good. We all share and it's delicious.
I had Noah pose with the seaglass sign.
And here's some dinner shots.
And these two girls are so silly.
And Ben must've been starving. He normally won't eat Chinese, so we order him fries. He ate those and starting in on the chow mein and kept eating. But, honestly, he doesn't stop moving the entire time we are at the beach. He works up an appetite for sure!
David and Uncle Terry.
And this was our view from our table. Gorgeous!
Then, we went for gelato and Emily and my spoons matched our shirts.
And look at her curls. So pretty!
I saw this canoe of flowers and thought something like this would be good at my Dad and Suzy's house. He just said he thought of putting flowers in the canoe since he didn't use it much anymore.
I think we are heading to starfish beach tomorrow! It's always a fun place to visit.