We had every intention of going to church this morning, but the first morning can be rather hectic and such was the case this morning. It was finally decided that we would forgo attending this week. We always enjoy visiting St. Augustine Ward, but it will be next week.
Instead, after all the breakfast and other morning chaos, we got everyone in swimming suits and headed out to see the beach for the first time. Ashby was so excited! We walked out to the water and waded. She loved looking for shells. When Brooks got out there, he didn't want any waves rolling up on him. It was low tide, though, so there was a nice tide pool that he loved to play by. Once the tide started coming in, and the tide pool disappeared, he was ready to come leave the beach.
Next stop was the pool. Ashby had he tube on and couldn't wait to get in the water. She started swimming across and was shouting, "I can swim!" She was in the water for the next two hours. Brooks loves playing with water, but isn't quite so sure about getting into it. We finally got him to sit on the edge and play with some toys in the water. Eventually, Lisa took him into the water and he did pretty well, just a little unsure.
We went in for lunch and naps. Martha showed up about that time and we all chatted while the kids slept. Once everyone was awake, we got ready and headed out to the pool again. We were out there another couple of hours and Ashby was in the pool the whole time again! Brooks had his tube on and eventually he got into the water and began to have fun in the water, too.
Martha left when we came back in. Lisa fixed the kids some chicken and rice and Bill ran out and picked up some dinners from the Oasis for us. Both kids were so exhausted that bedtime was easy. After getting everything cleaned up, we were pretty exhausted, too. Early bed for me - and I didn't even read that much!
So, first full day was fun and will probably be repeated pretty much the same for the next few days. I love the beach!
PS - I had some problems with the blog and couldn't get the entries to post. At least they were saved and I think they are all posted now. Just using a different computer sure can mess me up!