When we got to the beach on Monday we discovered that despite having lugged enough gear with us for a small army, we’d forgotten a few things. We had the umbrella and the umbrella stand….but the pole was at home. The kids’ hats? At home. The bucket and shovel were the same. I had the good camera with me, but the battery was dead. We only live three miles from the beach so we almost headed back home for things, but we decided to see how long we lasted.
We found a hat for Caitlin in the car. The hat for Sean we found in the car was too small.
It wasn’t long before we decided Sean needed the hat far more than Caitlin. We turned it inside out to try to make it a little more manly. At least the yellow bow didn’t show this way!
As for a bucket, we keep a tub of diapers in the back of the car. We won’t comment on the state of the backseat now that the tub has been reassigned as a bucket. ; )
As for the camera, thankfully our phones have some pretty handy cameras on them.
We were all smiles.
Sean’s favorite part was eating sand. It figures!
I took Sean up to nurse and we watched Daddy and Caitlin splash in the waves.
We did remember water and snacks. After playing hard for the morning we all needed a break!
My beach skirt became a makeshift tent when Sean nursed himself to dreamland for a bit.
We had a blast even with all our forgotten gear. I’m sure we will be spending a lot of time at the beach this summer!
Tuesday after school Caitlin was already begging to go back to the beach and the pool. Thankfully they were “closed” was enough for her, but I’m not sure how long we will be able to use that excuse!