One of the best parts was that we didn't tell our children about the plan. We just left church, drove through McDonalds, and kept on driving. Of course, when Abby saw that our GPS was telling us we were 2 hours and 39 minutes from our destination, she figured out we weren't headed home. I am not sure who was more surprised when we walked into the beach house...our kiddos or the Nemitz kiddos. There was lots of girl squealing and explanations before the race to get on swimsuits and hit the sand.
This was Abe's first trip to the beach, and he did really well. He wasn't too crazy about the waves, but he love the sand. He especially loved licking and eating the sand. I tried to monitor it some, but I figure a little sand can't be too serious, right?
All in all, it was a great time, and we are so glad that we took the time to go. Thanks Nemitz friends!
Here's Abe on his first approach to the water. He's tensely anticipating the water.
Here it comes! Not so sure what to think.
This was more his speed, digging in the dirt!
Abe worked himself ragged moving sand from place to place.
The dads took most of the wave jumping duty while Eve and I guarded the lounge chairs.
All he wants for Christmas is his two front teeth!
Abby had a great time catching a gazillion sand crabs. Fortunately, we convinced her they wouldn't make good pets. I declare, that girl is always looking for a pet!
Two peas in a pod (Eve, I think we're in trouble!)
Isaac and Ian planning a sand dinosaur. Notice, Abe is ready to help with his shoveling skills!