Since we've been here, Drew has been talking to Lala about building sandcastles each time they go out to play in the sandbox. Yesterday he had asked her something along the lines of why he couldn't get the sand to hold when he tipped over the buckets to build castles. She explained to him that it was because her sand wasn't (and wouldn't be getting) wet, but that we could go to the beach where there was perfect sand for castle building and where he could build to his heart's content. So, as promised, today we spent the afternoon building sandcastles and running around the beach in Florence, OR. Before today, I had only hiked around the beaches and never gone down to them. The beach was beautiful and deserted (for good reason, it was freezing)! We all had plenty of fun, but definitely missed having Nathan here with us. Just like blueberry picking, we'll have to go again in August.
Lala taught Drew how to build drip castles, which he thought was pretty neat.
Auntie Jenn and me freezing our tails off!
Collin was more interested in castle smooshing than castle building, but every so often he would put sand in a bucket to help out
Dragging logs to build the teepee
Gotta love the huge goose egg and bruise on Coll's poor little forehead. They're from his birthday, and when I get a chance to post birthday pictures, I'll explain.
The completed teepee Poppi built with Drew
Digging for water
And of course, what beach day would be complete without a stop for ice cream on the way home??
The boys love love loved the sand! To them it was just one huge, never ending sandbox without rules. They loved it, I loved it, we only wished you were here with us, Hun! xoxo!