Thursday, May 29, 2014

Memorial Day Beach Trip

Over the long Memorial Day weekend, we went down to the beach to hang out with Justin's family.  His sister, her husband, and their sweet baby boy drove over from Arkansas.  His parents drove down, too.  

We spent most of our time stealing sweet baby snuggles.  The girls turned into little mommies at the first sight of West.  They held him, fed him, even changed his diapers (as long as they were just wet).

If they weren't taking care of West, they were in the salt water.  Give these girls a net and they are entertained for HOURS, I tell you!  The first morning we were down at the beach, Kyndall caught 30 little fish and several more hermit crabs.  We released them when it was time to go up for lunch, and then she caught double that during the afternoon.

The girls caught some strange creature, too.  It was about the size of the end of my pinky finger, with five long tentacles, and it was clear(ish).  My vote is that it was either a baby octopus (yes, they have eight legs...maybe they grow more as they get older?) or a baby jellyfish.  Either way, it was something we had never seen before.  They also caught two small rays and a ton of live sand dollars.

Libby built a few sandcastles and even set up an entire sand restaurant.  She served me Starfish-Seashell-Pie and Sand-Donut-Shoppe-Coffee.  <--Her words, not mine :)

Kyndall wanted to be buried in the sand.  She really wanted to be a "mermaid with big boobies", but I did the best I could with what I had.  You can't see it well in this picture, but she has a seashell bra.

We had such a fun time, and it's always great when we get to see Kristi and Luke.  It's so hard having them so far away.  Here's to making this a yearly tradition--beach trips every summer!

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