After our quick stop at the lighthouse we continued on to the beach.
My children are very lucky. They have been able to put their little piggies in the ocean at lots of different beaches in their short lives.
They know just what to do when they see an ocean. Riley ran down the beach and wasted no time getting ankle deep in the chilly water.
Camden was right behind her. The first evening we were there we headed straight to the beach in hopes of seeing the wild ponies. We didn't see any ponies, but we did learn that Camden thought he was there to swim. He sat down and rolled around fully clothed and soaked himself. This time we put him in his swimsuit and packed a change of clothes. Business on top, party on the bottom.
I didn't forget to take a picture with their names in the sand. Riley was a willing photo participant.
Cam was too busy enjoying himself to pose, but I love this picture anyway.
While I was taking Cam's picture Riley came running up to me and said she had something special to show me. She made me close my eyes and led me over to this. She had written my name in the sand.
She took that photo of my name and then begged me to take "jus' one more pictures with your big camera please Mom?" TG and I rarely take pictures together and we thought she did a pretty good job, even if we had to squish down a little.
It was a beautiful day. Camden was so happy to play with the "WAH-TER!".
While Riley played in the sand and dug a hole big enough for her to sit in.
Eventually Camden sat all the way down in the water and got his sweatshirt soaking wet. He was not happy about us putting the nix on his water fun, but flying his "INA-MAN!" kite with Daddy helped.
After a yummy picnic lunch (pretzel sliders, WHAT?), we reluctantly packed up and headed for home. On the way out we kept our eyes on the marsh in search of ponies and we weren't disappointed.
And by "we" I mean, "I" since no one else was as excited as I was about finally spotting the wild ponies. If only aunt Tata had been there.