Saturday, February 5, 2011

January at the beach

Today is a chilly, dreary Saturday, perfect for staying in, getting things done and doing some of nothing.

Last weekend was different. We were experiencing warmer days with sunshine, which was a nice change of pace. I realize this is all relative, that most of you, right now, "warmer" would mean somewhere in the 30s, maybe even 40s. I do hope, for those of you with cabin fever, that the snow melts soon and that spring shows signs of surfacing.

We decided to head for the beach after Addie's nap last Saturday. It was due time for her to have some space to run freely and it had been a while since we'd seen the sand. Granted, while it was warmer, by the time we got there it was a tad chilly, but we didn't have to share the scenery with too many people and since we were there to just do some exploring, it was fine.

This looks like one of those photos you find in the frame when you buy it...

As the sun was setting and it was getting a little cooler, it was time to warm up Addie's throwing arm. The ammunition? Pine cones. The target? The gulf.

Serious clapper.

Sabian and I both kept saying how glad we were we ventured out that afternoon. We had a really good time and it is always fun to see Addie have so much fun at the beach, even when it is too cold to get in the water. When the pine cones had been thrown and picked up, thrown and picked up, thrown and...well, you get the picture...we packed up, shook of the sand as best we could and munched on goldfish crackers as we headed home for tacos.

I am thankful for a good beach visit and a good weekend this weekend, too.

1 comment:

Shari said...

Thanks for bringing us a little bit of warm weather. Sounds like a wonderful outing.