Monday, June 15, 2009

Sam Got Every Drop of my Love of the Beach

Sam and I are kindred spirits when it comes to the beach. I could live in a tent on the beach and be perfectly happy... in fact I did for young women's camp one summer. Sammy shares this adoration for the sun and surf and it is often a morning request to go to the beach. We have been blessed to live by SEVERAL beach's these past three years both river and ocean and as my last few days approach I am finding myself desperate to spend as much time at them as possible. So, when the Swanson's came for a visit I was THRILLED to have the excuse to head down to VA beach. It is my theory that you must spend at least double the amount of time it took you to get to the beach AT the beach to make it worth it, making it difficult to justify driving the 45 mins all the way down there. We maxed this day out though, I think we were there for at least four possibly five hours! Whooo hooo!
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Sam and Liam had an absolute blast playing with their cousins and digging for crabs! Ally requested someone bury her and I volunteered.
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Once Ally was buried then Aiden wanted to be and it just snowballed from there. I think it is a pretty funny picture myself. Such cute little heads.
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While Liam refused to hold still long enough to actually be buried he had fun letting us cover his little toes and really liked when we built a sand castle on top of him :)
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I didn't think the water was that bad and thus was the only adult to venture a swim with the kids. I did not however jump as high as ally over waves :)
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This is when I found out that Sam does NOT like me being out in the water. Anytime I would run into the surf he would start screaming crying until I came back. This was a bummer because I think I was finally winning points with Derek and Dallin and not being the lame preggy aunt but the cool aunt reminiscent of my pre mommy times. Oh well back to mommy duty ;) It sure makes you feel good to be so loved!