It was so warm yesterday (90F!) that I decided to take the boys to the beach to play in the water and watch the sun set. We were trying to get out of the house around 3:30pm, but due to several domestic slow-downs (Little Man fell on the stairs, Monkey Boy wanted to watch Wubbzy after his nap), we didn't get going till nearly 4:15pm.
That meant that by the time we arrived at the beach, the sun was already setting. In fact it slid behind Catalina Island just as we walked out of the parking structure. It was still warmish, but the typical beach dampness made everything a bit sticky. I decided that since we were there, we might as well get a little wet.
The small men needed very little encouragement to start wave dancing:
Last night the tide was pretty low so there wasn't much wave action going. We played in the water (Little Man said it made his foot feel much better after his stair-tumble earlier) for a while. Then Monkey Boy discovered that throwing rocks in the water is more fun than chasing the waves.
I managed to get him out of his sandy/wet outfit and we stayed for a few more minutes. Eventually he calmed down enough to demand "More beach!". Typical- the child has no fear.
It was nearly full dark by the time we left, all of us damp from the sea air and smelling beach-y. If the weather holds, we will go back very soon for more wave-dancing.