We are at the beach and life is good! One full day down and it was a complete success! Traveling to the beach was not to bad either, we bought our first family mini van and it was a smooth and spacious ride! Praise God for it and now we have room for the new baby! We won't have to take Emries advice and put the baby in the trunk of the sedan! I felt sad and happy watching the kids ride to the beach they weren't sitting side by side as closely as they would in the car so Emrie couldn't rub Henrys skin or fall asleep holding hands as they so often did in the car. But they also couldn't aggravate the other quite as easily either. I will always have the sweet picture in my mind of them riding hand in hand together. Sunday, today the kids were up and at 'em at 6:45. We were in the pool by 8 and to the beach at 9. Sunblock was applied thoroughly before heading out and reapplied often out in the sun, but the weather was not to hot but a perfect high eighties! Emrie enjoys the freedom that her Puddle Jumper life vest allows her at the pool. She swims here and there busy kicking and splashing and of course keeping track of the comings and goings of everyone else. Henry is not crazy about a life vest but is happy to be in the pool and thinks he doesn't need to be held at all times. I have a hand on him at all times when near the pool, he is just at that perfect age to have no fears and no understanding of all the danger, meanwhile I have all the fears and worries running laps thru my head. Beach time was priceless. Both kids were busy usually running in opposite directions. Emrie wasn't to brave getting very far into the water, which was perfect, and Henry would put his toes in a little but they mostly ran around digging and playing in the sand. At one point this evening Emrie was losing her bottoms to her swimsuit from the load of sand she was carrying around. Henry was pretty well covered and it didn't seem to bother him one bit. We hosed them off in the front yard stripped down and bathtime was in order!
Praise God for providing a new safe and spacious vehicle for our growing family!