Sunday, February 08, 2009

A Day at the Beach

We really enjoyed our visit to an island beach about 40 minutes by boat from where we were staying. This beach had lovely white, soft sand, clear blue water, and yes, tons of tourists like ourselves. The downside is that you have to share the beach with a lot of people wearing very little clothing. The upside is that because the beach caters to so many tourists, all sorts of amenities are available, like comfy beach chairs and ladies walking by selling ice cream. The girls didn't care too much about the people . . . to them, sand + sun + ocean waves= FUN! They wasted no time getting sand in every crevice . . . While the men played Frisbee in an open stretch of water . . .
And the ladies relaxed with our feet up. Yes, those are my feet. :)Chloe paused her busy digging to give me a sunny smile!

And then did some floating on the waves with Daddy . . .
Christin had fun too, but apparently not as much as Clara Anne, who was often seen dancing for joy and happened to dance into this picture!

All three girls were too busy to look up and smile (and the sun was rather bright) . . .

But they did spend some time with Daddy building this sand castle! (After all that hard work, they needed a popsicle refreshment!) I think there is a main castle and then the princess' small cottage connected by a curving road. Notice the moat!

PB&J satisfied a hungry tummy--and the smile on her face says it all. We love the beach!


What a fun day! It was so fun I can't . . . stay . . . awake . . . anymore . . . . zzzzz.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

That beach is perfect! I only wish we had beaches like that in FL. I would swim in the water all day if it were that clear.

Jessica Little said...

Rachel, didn't you go to the same place last year with the 2 girls while being pretty pregnant? It's so neat to see them all playing together. Such fun memories!

Anonymous said...

Christin looks just like chloe with her head down-- and she's wearing the same bathing suit as chloe when you were in rochester. we miss you!
--Amanda

Rachel said...

Jennifer, we thought so too! But we thought it was perfect because we HADN'T been to Fl since everyone says FL beaches are perfect! The grass is always greener (or the water's always clearer) on the other side, I guess!

Jessica, yes, we did go to this exact same beach last year. I don't think the girls really remembered it but we sure did! It was worth going back to!

Amanda, that's funny...all of my girls have worn that suit now so it's getting kind of worn out, but cute nonetheless! Miss you too!

Love,
Rachel

sandra said...

Your photos really capture the moment. The girls all look so sweet in their pastel swimsuits!

Rob & Yvonne said...

Hey looks like Thailand is awesome this time of year! I hope all is well, we've made it back from the Desert and I'm in school. If you get a chance send and e-mail as I don't have a current one on y'all! I'll fill you in on the rest of life that way or over Skype!