Silhoutte, a photo by here we wander on Flickr.
The boys could look, but just not touch. That's fair, right?
Actually, we needed the boys to sit still and be good while the rest of us brought stuff inside and got organized after a very long fifteen hour car ride. Grandma and Grandpa invited the boys and I along for a week at the beach before school started (Daddy unfortunately had to stay home and work). We all left at midnight on Friday, drove through the night, and made it to the beach about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
It was a long, long drive. The boys slept pretty well through the night, which was our plan, but the last few hours in all of us had our moments.
And the boys really did just look at the beach the first day. We were all pretty exhausted after our late night journey with only a few stolen moments of sleep. Grandpa and I took turns driving, and Grandma kept three little boys in line from the back.
And though we didn't venture out to the beach just yet - it's extremely hot and we're still tired - we did take the boys down to the pool last night (see photos here). All three wanted to stay all night long. We spent a few hours before we made them get out and head back upstairs for a bite to eat and bath before an early bed time. We all needed it.
Now we have the rest of the week to alternate between the sensory heaven (or landmine, depending on who you're talking about) of the beach and the swimming pool. I would be a bit more excited about the pool, except this particular pool has salt water filtration, so it's pretty much all the same.
We have sun and water, so we're all set for the week.