Sunday, September 4, 2011

Beach Bums

This is the second trip to the beach we have taken in less than a month. For my birthday we stayed on the east coast only and hour away from home. We spent most of our time playing in the pool while we were there.
This time we made plans to head over the west coast and play in the Gulf. The ocean is usually calmer on this side. Usually.
This weekend it's not. The waves are actually about 3-4 foot tall and pretty rough. The riptide current is a little strong. We can thank one of those tropical storms for it.
When we arrived yesterday in the late afternoon, the sun was shining. The weather was breezy and comfortable. We let the kids play in the ocean until almost seven o'clock. Sadly, the pool has been off limits since yesterday early evening. I won't go into too much detail, but some one obviously didn't put a swim diaper on their child. You can pretty much figure out the rest.
The pool guy came this morning to rectify the problem and has shocked the pool. We should be able to use it later this afternoon. Hopefully I don't get green hair from all that chlorine!
The hubs bought children fishing poles for Miss K and Little E. It's the cutest thing to watch them throw their lines in the ocean water.
There are too many people in the ocean, so we left off the hooks from their lines and used some small weights. Little E has been having a blast trying to be like his daddy.
Now I'm off to go get my book and camera that I left in our room. I'll update later with photos!


Adrienne said...

Sounds wonderful! Except the whole closed pool thing. LOL Email me your address to You are the winner of the canvas!! :)

Brandi said...

I love the beach!  Enjoy these last days of summer:)  I hope they get the pool cleaned up too;)

Missy | The Literal Mom said...

Can't wait to see the pics!  Sounds fun, except for the "code brown" in the pool.  

shellthings said...

Such cute pics! Hope you are having fun!