I know that some might think it cruel of me to post beach photos in the middle of winter; I mean, it’s freakin’ freezing out in most of the U.S. right now. I prefer to put a more positive spin on things: perhaps envisioning warm summer days on a sandy beach will trigger some sort of mind/body response, thereby enabling one to think warm thoughts and actually FEEL warmer.
Yeah, I’m not buying it either.
We spent a lot of time on the beach this summer. It is a bit of a drive from our house to the Gulf, but since Flamenco Dad works at a school near the beach I would drop him off at work and then continue on to the beach with the kids. My hubby’s not exactly a huge fan of sand in the shorts (but who is?), so I didn’t feel too badly about leaving him behind whilst the kids and I frolicked in the water.
My son absolutely loves the beach. Ayden would have gladly gone every day this summer, but his mom made him go do pesky things like visit museums and stuff.
Zoe loved it too, although she was pretty upset by the horror that is GETTING SALT WATER IN YOUR EYES! I had to keep reminding her that while Mama can do many things, controlling the elements ain’t one of them.
Still, we did have loads of fun enjoying the surf and sand, building castles and enjoying the fresh air. During these cooler winter months, our thoughts turn to the delightful summer days to come.