There was a nice East Wind recently and we headed to the beach. The kids had a blast. Chris is the only man on the beach with a full sized garden shovel digging trench mazes and crater sized holes for the kids to play in. It keeps them in one place. Eden is fitting right in--she slept to the sound of crashing waves and didn't eat any sand. Noah wouldn't keep his pants on and shreiked and ran at the waves rolling in--he got knocked down once and from then on announced to anyone who would listen (or not) "WATER! WATER! IT'S GONNA GET YOU! WATER! WATER!" and on and on.....Ami was really watching the other kids, how they were riding boogie boards and jumping into waves--she really wanted to do it, but I told her she needed swimming lessons first. She's asking for lessons now.