Small People

Small People

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Week at the Beach

Every year we spend a week at the beach. We used to go in our pop-up camper, but we've outgrown it so this year we rented a house.

Our schedule was the same almost every day. First thing in the morning, we would head down to the beach before it got too crowded. The kids would frolic in the waves and sand.

Jumping the waves was a favorite activity.
Looking for shells
Soccer Girl seemed to enjoy sitting on the ocean floor and letting the waves knock her around.
Sassy was yelling at the water to "stop taking her shells" as the waves would go in and out.
Afterward spending a couple of hours at the beach, we would head over to the pool. I love the pool where we stay; there's a nice L-shaped pool with depths from 3-5 feet that the bigger kids can play in, 2 kiddie pools with depths of 1-1 1/2 feet, and then the Splash Zone with all kinds of fun water guns, pouring buckets, and a water wall.

Sassy Pants had fun shooting the "old people" as she put it. She would find random adults to shoot with the water gun.

Soccer Girl and Little Red behind the water wall.
I love this picture of Little Red getting dumped on by the water buckets.
After time at the pool, we'd head back to the house for lunch. Sassy would be in need of a nap after the activity of the morning, and the older kids would play games or go do something with Robb. In the evenings, Robb would take the kids out riding on the golf cart. It's become a tradition that they eat AirHeads while out riding. (The small people seem to think it's hilarious to stick them out of their mouths and pretend it's their tongue.)

One morning the waves were incredibly rough. Robb and The Boy decided to take advantage of the opportunity to do some decent body surfing.

We didn't spend all of our time in the water. The Boy has become quite the ping-pong player. He played in the Jr./Teen Ping Pong Tournament at the campground and came in 6th. He had a good time playing against the rest of us. He never could beat Robb, though. We spent the last evening playing mini-golf. 

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