This year for the 4th, we make the trek down to Ocean Park for a little vacation at the beach. My brother and his wife and his in-laws were camping nearby, and so we also got to go to dinner with Katie & Brent on Brent's b-day as well. It was hard to coordinate seeing him much more than that though as they had their own plans with his in-laws too and the kids had their own issues that made things difficult, but we did spend a lot of time with Grandpa and Grandma while there for sure! This was the morning of the 4th and it was SOOOOO cold on the beach! It appears warm-ish, but I assure you it was not! Josiah didn't have a coat (lame me forgot to bring it) and when we asked him (noting his beet red arms from the cold wind), "Are you cold?" He emphatically stated, "I can handle it!" And he did! He was loving exploring the beach as he always does!
Naomi wasn't too keen on the cold and the wind and the sand, but she toddled around in it a little bit. You can see how windy it was by observing her little hair leaning in the wind. Here is a clip of her walking around at the beach.
Josiah is pausing here for a moment as he was digging in the sand making a sand castle. I think it might be appropriate to say that he is as "happy as a clam" here. Though come to think of it, I am not sure I have ever seen a happy clam before!
Daniel was most definitely NOT as happy to be braving the elements today and Daddy said that when he took the boys closer to the ocean waves he was lagging behind and complaining of the cold the most. I asked him here if he was cold and he gave me his best grumpy face to show that he was. Contrast this face with...
CALEB...who as you see here is elated, joyful and in his element! David said he was ever ready to jump in and do whatever Daddy was doing and loved running around looking at all the beach things.