We have been telling the kids for a few days that we were going to the beach, so they were incredibly excited this morning. They just asked over and over, "Go the beach? Go the beach, Mommy?" Mairead was slightly disappointed when she learned that we would be going in the car. She said, "We go on the plane, yet?" Turns out, Team Umi Zoomi went to the beach recently and they took a plane to get there. When I broke that news that we were going in the car, she said, "No, we can't go in the car. Go in the plane and go to the beach!" Her disappointment didn't last long, though, because once she saw the beach, she was happy as could be!
We set up beach chairs, picnic blankets, and even a grill (courtesy of Dan and Katie) and everyone brought some great food to share. The kids had a blast. They ran across the field, played in the sand, saw sailboats, a rose garden, and kayaks. The park also has an ice cream stand that we all just had to try.
Jack didn't want any, but he sat very close to her while she ate it.
Ben went with his old standby of fries. If he could live on goldfish, toast, and fries with "kitchit," he would be a happy man!
Ben had to chase after Brian because the boys are OBSESSED with Brian. When they see any kind of house being worked on, or any kind of professional carpenter, roofer, etc, they yell, "It's Brian, Mama? It's Brian?
The park has a beautiful garden and the kids had fun exploring all of the details.
Today was one of those days that reminds us just why we love summer so much. It was so great to spend so much time outside, to relax, and to enjoy beautiful surroundings with great company. Great idea, Katie... maybe this could be an annual tradition?