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I am a mother of eight and grandmother of three who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Friday, 17 October 2008

Hot Day!

It's going to be a warm weekend. Today was over 30 degrees. The kids and I decided that going to the beach this evening was a great idea. It was. This was the sunset that I watched as they played.

Mr 7 got the wettest. Everybody paddled in the water and built sandcastles. Some went for a walk along the beach. Mr 7 kicked the water and splashed it all over.

Miss 11 and Miss 22 built this sandcastle. Theirs had windows and doors and flags and a moat. It was (this was their description) very girly. Apparently they planned it this way!

Mr 14 built this very macho sandcastle. It had a moat. It was big. (Ya gotta remember that he is somewhere near 6 foot 2.) It took him all his time on the beach. He was concentrated and dedicated.

Mr 7 built a sandcastle too. As well as everything else he did. Digging many random holes. Throwing sand at seagulls (don't worry, he wasn't likely to hit any!). Splashing. Collecting shells. Studying seaweed. All in all it was a lovely evening. We came home and enjoyed some salad for dinner and looked at the photos we had taken. Must remember to do this again, because it was fun!


melissa said...


I must say I loved your story about your daughter ice skating in the margerine on the kitchen floor. What a laugh! And to know that now she's turned into such a nice young lady and has served a mission. That gives me hope for frustrating moments with my little ones.. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Late in the day is my favorite time to be at the beach! I love to watch the sun set.

Julie said...

Isn't it funny that the very best family outings are free!! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Bird Bath said...

what a funtastic time! love the photos. Those sandcastles would've taken some time - they're enormous. and spectacular!

Levin (and Emily) said...

looks like you guys had a spectacular time on friday night. we had dinner outside at a friends house which was lovely too.
we usually do the beach in the early morning in summer rather than in the evening as the beach is always so crowded in the evening and it's impossible to get a park. pity - it's such a lovely time of the day.
enjoy your sunday

Lotti said...

You take really good photos.....maybe you should have been a photographer....love the sunset....very pretty

Jenny said...

Great photos and love the sandcastles too:)