Ever since we mentioned the words ‘fireworks’ and ‘beach’ A. had been extremely excited about them. “Mom, can we go to the beach now?”, “mom, can we see fireworks?”. So when the day came for fireworks at the beach for the 4th of July he was more than excited to buckle up and leave on our little road trip.
We arrived at a friend’s grandparents’ place by the beach around noon. Feet off the car, little mouths begging to go to the beach. And so we went, at least for a bit. At first the boys did not want to touch the sand but soon they were throwing rocks into the water.
Uncle Steve took A. to find treasures by the water. A. hesitated at first, sort of scared to fall off the slippery rocks. Uncle tried to find little baby crabs under the rocks to no avail. But he did find a few starfish!! Have you ever tried to dry a starfish? They get so stinky (no, I did not kill the starfish, a seagull did)!
We mainly found purple starfish and only one orange one. Aren’t starfish neat little creatures? The one in the photo above looks like its doing the splits. I can’t believe starfish are more flexible than I am!
After a few more rocks thrown at the water we headed back.
The boys played baseball, even A. got a chance to hit a few balls!! J. was so not into it. He was more of a lounger…favorite spot? Mommy’s lap, of course!
Lunch came, we ate. Hung around. The boys played with other kids. I was surprised at how fast the day went by.
The grown ups played while the little kids rolled on the grass. Except for J., he is always very much in his own world. He is more of an explorer. Don’t get me wrong, he did played with the kids but after awhile he decided to hang around mommy. His favorite part of the day? Being annoying to the bees. Sir wouldn’t stop trying to tap the bees with his fingers!! Wouldn’t listen to mommy. Luckily no bees fell for it, phew!
J. crashed. Ty got a headache. A. didn’t want to leave. It was such a long day full of fun and laughter. We left around 8-8:30 with no firework show, we were just exhausted!
We did end the day with a boom though…a beautiful sunset. Simply amazing!
How did you celebrate Independence Day?