This is a view of the house from the beach. We are so lucky to have the beach just a short walk away.
The weather was so warm this year that the kids actually played IN the water, not just NEAR it. Some years, it's pretty chilly to think about braving that frigid NW saltwater!
And look at what Claire found in the water - a seaweed hat! Who woulda thought?
The sand provides hours of entertainment creating sculptures and digging holes.
Up in the dry sand (where most of the grown-ups hang out), there are other fun things to do like...
play in an exersaucer that's a leeeetle bit too small for you,
chomp down on some juicy watermelon,
and roast the perfect marshmallow to make the perfect s'more.
That s'more is really SO perfect that we need to see it just a little bit closer.