My daughter and her two little ones arrived before us on Saturday and headed straight to the beach. At first, the kids were a little intimidated by the waves rushing ashore, but before long, they discovered their inherited sea legs and ran whole-heartedly into them, squealing with delight! I've always been the "water baby" of my family, and watching them frolic in the water reminded me of my first encounter with waves and how staring at my feet while they went in and out made me so dizzy that I fell over! I guess that at the age of five my sea legs hadn't quite developed yet!
Over the weekend, we returned to the sand and surf. We dug deep holes where Pirate Captain Jamison and First Mate MeeMaw buried treasure, then marked it with an X and counted the paces from water's edge to the booty. We had to hide our loot well, for Abigail, the Mermaid Queen was on the hunt for jewels to adorn her starfish crown. I may have been limited on mobility but not imagination or fun! Just watching my daughter and grandbabies enjoying themselves brought so much happiness to my heart!
These photos of Abigail really make me laugh. I actually took a whole series of her running towards me, getting closer and closer. She may be small, but those little legs can really move! Upon arrival, she said, "Meemaw, I'm cold and there's sand in my pants!" So I wrapped her in a towel and shook out her pants and she was good to go!
Jamison was concentrating on digging his pirate holes so much, that he had his tongue stuck out. I do that when I think really hard too. Maybe it's a knowledge antennae!
While trying to write their names in the sand, the waves kept slipping up and erasing their work. Jamison decided to dare the waves to come cross the line he drew in the sand. When the water did, he moved his line up a little higher and dared it again. Abigail tried the same thing but alas, the ocean always wins!
The sun was setting and it was getting pretty chilly, so we headed in for dinner and a nice evening together.
Thank you so much for sharing in our beach vacation! Next post: Wild Ride On The Sea Rocket!