Friday, June 10, 2011

Beach Weather

Ahhhh...glorious sunshine. There's nothing like it! Elisabeth and I have been enjoying our afternoons in the sun. And on this particular day, we decided to pull out our kiddy pools and pretend it was summer.

And then, because you can just never get enough sun, we decided to forego the Canucks game again and head to the beach.

Funnily enough, not very many people had the same idea.

You could even go so far as to say the beach was deserted. I don't think we've ever seen it this empty. Not even in a storm in mid winter.

So we enjoyed having the place to ourselves.

The wind was perfect for kite flying. I literally put the kite together and held it up and it started flying.

This is Andrew reeling it in after the kids got bored. See how it continued flying even when it was only a foot or so above his head?

Then we ventured out to play in the sand.

My kids have become experts in this method of sand castle building. Next we'll have to teach them to sculpt the sand.

Castles built, we ventured for a walk out to the water's edge. And found lots of dead things. I find that somewhat troubling.

(Andrew doesn't believe in going barefoot at the beach.)

As you can see, the kids were super excited to be here. There may have been an impromptu dance session and some shouting of "best day ever!"

And then, the best dance pose ever. If only I could have captured just her. Oh well, he's cute too.

And then the tide started rolling in really fast. I thought I was going to have to piggy back Andrew back to shore.

We played for a little longer and then we drove to White Rock for dinner.

Where for the first time, we tried fish from the east side of the beach. Good deal. We got six pieces of fish and way more fries than even we could eat, for $23.

From this little place here.

And then we went for a walk.

By this time the Canucks were being well and truly creamed, so there were a few more people out and about.

(Lizzie is quite the poser. I asked her where she learned to pose for the camera and she told me her brain tells her what to do. I'm afeard for my life once she hits her teens, I tell ya!)

It was a lovely evening.

The kids (all three of them!) peered over the edge of the pier at the wildlife in the water below.

And then I had a little impromptu photo session with the kids on the steps by the bathrooms.

Lovely evening. And, I really was glad I wasn't at home wasting the sunshine on a Canucks slaughter...