Our family visits the beach often, whether it is in Mendocino, Santa Cruz or Monterey. There is just something about watching and listening to the waves come in that is soothing. Despite our younger children having sensory processing disorder, they don't seem to mind the sand at the beach. Just don't mention jellyfish around Johnathan; even the thought of jellyfish make him gag.
|This picture reminded me of ducklings.|
|Adriana and I|
|Daniel and Johnathan|
|Amada and Adriana|
|DJ and James|
Look carefully in the background of this picture. You can see Adriana showing Johnathan how to have "strong arms" and stand so the waves don't knock you over.
|Daniel and I|
|Michael and Alex|
For as often as these two argue, it was really enjoyable to watch them have fun together in the water.
|Johnathan and Alex|
Snap! And then as we were about to head back to the car for a picnic lunch, one of the younger kids had a terrible meltdown throwing sand at complete strangers on the beach while kicking and screaming the entire way back to the car. And just like that, our visit to the beach was over.
We went back to the campground and while I was catching up on laundry, Daniel took the kids swimming. Then we went out to eat at Chili's where I had a coupon that allowed all 4 of our younger children to eat FREE!
|James all bundled up in his robe.|