Monday, August 17, 2009

Beach Trip Day 3

Are you ready for some big waves? Well, that's what we got today! The waves were much higher today compared to the last two days. Amazingly enough, today is the day that Evelyn decided she wanted Troy to hold/carry her while venturing out into the surf.

There's a story to go along with the first picture below - This was one of the first waves that splashed Troy and Evelyn . . . it not only splashed them, it completely knocked them down! Troy did a great job of keeping Evelyn from crashing onto the sand. We couldn't believe it when she wanted to keep going into the water, after being bowled over by a huge wave.
I didn't feel up to riding any waves this morning since they were so big. But I did want to go into the water. Kat joined me, and we were gabbing away like girls will do, when what should sneak up on us? Yep, one of those monstrous waves. We weren't looking, and it took us completely by surprise. So much for keeping our hair dry!

After braving the high seas, I took a break. Here I am, chillin' with my baby, while the guys toughed it out in the water. (It wasn't until the end of the day that I realized that I didn't take any pictures of Troy riding the wake board - oops!)

And here are Ross and Kat, hanging out with Baby J.
Following her afternoon nap, Julia was back out on the beach, ready for more sand play time. Oh, and snacks, of course. There were always snacks and milk on hand for the Baby Beach Bum.
And here's Beach Bum Number Two, building a forest behind her sand castle. It's a little difficult to see in the picture, but Evelyn decorated her sand castle with seaweed and seashells, which is something she has been talking about all summer. The forest idea came to her as she continued to find reed stalks all over the beach.

Once again, we ended our day by eating a picnic supper. Julia and I went on a pizza run, thus giving Evelyn as much beach play time as possible.