Some pics from our beach days this summer.
Beach days

This summer…
Jacob discovered that there are fish at the beach. That doesn’t sound quite right (or like he’s not “quite right”). He knew there were fish in the ocean, just didn’t realize they came that close to shore. The kids were with Matt when Jacob made this discovery. Jacob brought home a water bottle full of ocean water with a crab claw and a few shells inside. Which Nicholas later tried to drink.

Jacob’s two favorite things are to let the waves knock him down. And lay face down in the water looking for creatures. No, concerned stranger, he’s not drowning. He’s doing that on purpose.

Here’s a hermit crab he found in Perdido Key.

Hermit crab

He’s going to have ton of fun when we go snorkeling. Maybe next summer. When Nicholas is a stronger swimmer.

He’s getting there. Nicholas was doing so much better last time he went swimming in the neighbor’s pool. Being Nicholas, once he decides to do it, he’ll learn it in a matter of hours. I told him we could go see the manatees in Crystal River when he can swim well. (Something I really want to do.)

"I was here" “i was here”

For now, he’s good with laying in the surf and building things in the sand. Which is cool with me. One less kid to worry about getting caught in a rip tide. This summer anyway.

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