A Beach Jaunt

by Ginger on November 2, 2011

in Day in the Life, The Kid

This weekend, while the Northeast was getting hit with a snowstorm, we were doing this:

(don’t hate us too much!)

We took Jackson and Sasha to a dog beach on Sunday evening. It was meant to be an hour or so of letting them run around and hopefully burn off some energy during the witching hours, a chance to enjoy the nice weather while changing up the scenery for mom and dad. Neither N.C. or I expected either of them to get in the water, even though the weather was nice. I mean…it was almost November!

And then they both found this little pool of water on the beach.

Next thing we know, they’re both tromping through it, and surprisingly, it’s deeper than we thought. In fact, it was perfect toddler and dog depth, just deep enough to frolick and play and get soaking wet. I’d say it was probably about 1.5 feet deep at the deepest point, perfectly still, and, admittedly, very inviting.

Jackson spent the next 30 minutes playing in this little pool of water. He had a blast, splashing about, running from one side of the pool to the other, rolling around in the shallow parts. Sasha would join him occasionally, and N.C. and I did our fair share of chasing him from one end of the pool to the other, but even without the rest of us he was in a state of constant motion. He ended up soaking wet, coated in sand, and smiling from ear to ear.

It was a perfect evening, one that left us all happy and smiling, with that kind of tired where you sleep great from having been in the elements laughing and running. It was the kind of evening that made me thankful, yet again, that we live here. Because my evening on October 30th included a soaking wet little boy, contemplating the joys of the beach.

Reading (and chickens) November 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

Yup, you live in just about the best section of the country. My four-year-old begged to go to the beach last week and I was all, “The beach is full of moss until May. Sorry kid.”

Alexis November 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm

That looks amazing! We definitely had snow, only an inch, but you know, enough to panic the masses who are still gun-shy from last year when (gasp) the snow dared to stay for more than a week. You clearly live in the nicest place on earth 🙂

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