Monday, July 6, 2009 |
Our 4th of July at the beach wasn't exactly sunny and bright.
Upon arrival we unpacked the beach essentials ~
beach chairs
sun screen
sun glasses
towels
coolers
shovels
buckets
sand toys


The fact that the life guard is bundled in a down comforter should have been our first clue that we didn't pack correctly for the weather


My husband rolled his eyes at me when I stuck our blanket that I keep in the SUV *just in case* we need it. Who's laughing now? Oh wait, that would be him since I was shivering and he wasn't about to share. Doesn't he look cozy in his golf pullover and blanket in July!
ugh!


When you're little you have no nerve endings. Throw on a wet suit and you're ready to go!
These little guys are just too darn sweet and belong to our good friends ~ they are a wonderful family!

My husband {wise guy} suggested we give this a try. Umm, only if I can have the blanket. No deal, darn!

Despite the arctic winds and less than perfect beach temps, we all had a great day. The children {8 in all} built fabulous sand castles, collected shells and rocks, boogie boarded, and even swam {burrr} to their hearts content.

We ended our day with sushi and drinks on our friends deck.

Not your average 4th of July flair but it was an absolutely perfect end to a delightful day.



It's not really what you do, it's who you spend it with!


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8 comments:

annechovie said...

You are so right! Looks like you made the best of things anyway.

Petunia said...

That photo of the lifeguard in a down comforter is hysterical!!
I'm glad you all managed to have fun! :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh that is so funny.....where were you?? We were up on the cape, and although it was a bit windy, it was really hot and sunny.....for a change:)

My Mother In Law said we brought the sunshine, becuase they have had nothing but clouds and rain this summer.

Looks like you made the best of your 4th.....so glad that your husband was able to come home!!

Have a great week!

Lisa

CarolinaGirl said...

I love those pictures! A lifeguard in a blanket is just too funny!

Felicia said...

Sounds like a great 4th in spite of the weather.

A day at the beach is great, even if you're wrapped in a blanket.

Laura Trevey said...

You are right.... being with your family is what counts!!

EntertainingMom said...

LOL at the Lifeguard in his bedding! We'll have days like this in Maine... Hm... maybe I should pack the down!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

No matter the temperature, those scenes are still serene and beautiful. It's who you're with that makes all the difference. And, you're such a smart cookie, you already knew that!

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