Our latest adventure was a gorgeous camping trip to the beach with Dash's best friend & his family:
There were four kids in all--Dash, his best friend, Will, and Will's sisters, Samantha & Lucy. They spent nearly every daylight moment swimming or digging for sand crabs or boogie boarding.
Speaking of boogie boarding, lookit who was riding some serious waves after about three minutes of trying.
The kid couldn't get enough. He and his father have the same ability to stay in the water long after they've lost feeling in their limbs.
Number one lesson learned: wear a rash guard. Poor kid was bright red and in pain the entire next day from rubbing his soft little belly on the sandy board for hours.
After the sun started to go down, we jammied up the kids, and they continued to play on the beach until we called them for dinner.
Eventually it was time for tacos (chicken, steak and shrimp--we may be sleeping out of doors but we're not animals), followed by three types of s'mores (regular milk chocolate, Reese's cups & dark chocolate with sea salt) and a rousing game of charades with another, third, family that we befriended at the campsite.
The next morning the kids joined a Junior Ranger tour of a local lifeguard station...
...and saw a giant crab on the beach. That was about all the excitement we could handle in one weekend, so we headed home.