Thursday, July 5, 2012

Spending The Holiday At The Beach

I have a lot of fond memories of the 4th of July, it has always been a time that we have spent together with friends and family and this year was no different. Our son and his family decided they were going to go to the beach and called and asked if we wanted to join them. Now I love the beach but I  don't like sitting in the hot sun, but I am also grandma and this grandma will take any opportunity to spend time with the grandchildren. So armed with SPF 70 lotion, hats and umbrella we headed to the beach.The plan was to get there early and leave before the sun got too intense. It was a plan that worked well

 Body surfing in the "waves"

Little Miss has no fear of the water...thus the life jacket

Miss B is the swimmer of the bunch, I think she spent the whole time in the water

This little gal has been walking about a month now, she spent her time walking to the surf and back again to "home base" with the adults keeping a watchful eye.

The day ended quite nicely, we left before it got too hot and the little ones got too tired. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, guess it's all about timing.

What kind of holiday memories did you make?


Debbie said...

It all looks wonderful to me. But then, any day spent with children you love is pretty wonderful.

We actually did make a new memory this year. We read the Declaration aloud for the first time. We read the whole thing, not just the preamble, and we all decided that it was very eye opening.

So... Let Freedom Ring, and Happy 4th!

Creations By Cindy said...

What a sweet day you had with the grands! Nothing any better! Actually my hubby and I just spent the day together! Grilled us a small slab of ribs and just enjoyed one another. God is so good! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh you made the best!!!!!!!!! holiday memories...how precious are these pictures! Oh I put on a large hat and went out into the sun.

The beach would have been my first pick

Camille said...

I'm not one for the heat either...sounds like you came up with a great solution! Your day sounded delightful. Love that last photo. :)


NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I'm wondering which coast you live on? Oh how I miss the ocean! We did spend time with our daughters families and then went to our small town concert & fireworks. You are right that there is nothing better than grands-such fun and memories made. It is one of the richest blessings in this life.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Noreen