We have two beaches in our town. The larger is reached by a causeway and has tons of soft sand with waves for splashing and playing. The smaller of the two is Sunset Beach, a "pocket" beach that has less soft sand, few waves but shallow clear water reaching way out into the Gulf. It is less busy and less frequented and this is the one we prefer for the Grands.
We built sand castles, made roads and a rock dock. We saw jumping fish, a dolphin and tiny tiny fish that swam over our feet. The crab in his shell was the high light of the day as we could follow him quite a ways.
We've got these 3 little gifts for two days next week. We'll spend one day here at our house and the other day at theirs to break it up a bit. The boys' birthday party is this Sat. with their actual 4th. b'day on the 10th. It is so hard to believe it has been that long since their birth...seems like just yesterday. They have changed so very much over the past four years and I want to say to them, "Knock it off! Stay little" but we all know that won't happen! lol