Beach, beach, beach - whether it be a rocky shore, ocean with big dunes, gentle bays and mellow ponds - summer is definately a time to enjoy the water! Cook-outs, watermelon, hulla hoops, minature golf, 4th of July parade - and a tailgate picnic in the car with one of my sister's dogs! Cousins, have I mentioned playing with the cousins? Lots and lots of cousins. Combine all this with my normal day-to-day stuff (my paperwork piles are a bit never-ending, especially in the summer) and everything else that goes on around here - and I am having a very busy summer! If you have trouble seeing the photo collage - double click on it to enlarge!
On going to the beach... Sunscreen, sunshirt, sunglasses, sunhat, bug spray, dry clothes, snacks, water bottles, coolers, beach chairs, towels, beach toys - the list does seem a bit daunting, but once I get it all lugged down to the beach it is pure bliss - until it is time to manage getting it all back UP the dune! My car is starting to think it is some sort of special hybrid - part beach - there is so much sand in there!
I am very tired and have various aches and pains, but 2 doctors appointments have ruled out anything very serious (which is, of course, very good news), but I am hoping that I get my energy back soon. In the meantime, I suppose my Little Boy has enough energy for the 2 of us combined!