We stayed to soak in the sun for a couple days after the 4th.
I don’t think kids could get tired of the beach even if they tried.
There is endless entertainment…
…endless shell collections to be made:
…endless holes to be dug:
…boogie-boarding to be done:
…babies to be eaten up:
…imaginations to let run wild:
…and endless tiny friends to hang out with :)
Max took a surfing lesson with the other teenagers.
I was too wimpy to get too wet so this is what I got with no telephoto lens:
Here’s a little closer one:He is head over heels in love with the idea of that sport. He wishes he could just be a beach bum and really learn how to do it well.
And Lucy wishes she could be a professional shell-collector.
Dave and the boys had fun.
Every year we make a humongous sand castle. This one is from last year:(More on how we did that back here.)
But this year the big sand castle idea got voted out. There were some pretty sad kids (and dads) about that.
So they decided to dig down rather than build up.Which everyone was pretty excited about.
They called it the “Sand Lounge.”
All that digging and getting buried in the sand:
Warranted some good bath time:
We spent a little time on other things too:…although none of them included anything quite as mischievous and exciting as the bubbles-in-the-hot-tub fiasco from a couple years before (see the end of this post).
I loved having some fun family time.
At night the kids scavenged for a place to hang where they wouldn’t disturb the other guests.
Because man alive, they were loud.
The teenagers found this hallway:
And the big-wigs at the hotel finally let us use this abandoned conference room for all the craziness.
One evening at sunset I rounded up the kids because I was determined that we HAD to catch that light. It’s a tradition in Coronado and they know it.
Don’t let those smiles fool you into thinking they were actually excited about that little fact.
But the little sweetie-pies went ahead and put on a show for their insistent mother.
Have I mentioned I really love these guys?
…and that lingering sun?
Can’t get enough of it.