Monday, April 18, 2011

Gratituesday~A Day at the Beach

I've had an illness for the last several months.

It causes the fingers to itch, the toes to dig into the carpet, and the nose to press against the coolness of a window pane...any pane really, as long as there's a view.

Very contagious, you'll know you've caught it when the fever spikes.

You're children are probably infected too. 

In fact, there is only one way to get rid of this mysterious illness that has been running rampant since October. 

Long Beach, Washington

It's called Spring Fever and the only known cure is a little Vitamin D!

Matthew and Momma

Because it is Matthew's birthday, we decided to get cured at the beach.

We visited the mounds of oyster shells in Oysterville.

"What is that smell?"

We played at the historic covered bridge in Grays River.

"Do you think this was built for the covered wagons?"

We laughed as the boys "ran towards the light"...

The wooden decking makes for a great race track.

...then watched as the birthday boy beat his older brother in a foot race.

Sounds pretty cool too, especially when combined with laughter.

We visited whale bones and made up stories of what really happened to Moby Dick.

And we chased around a 16 year old who was very concerned about the wind in her hair.

Poor Mandie!

But mostly, today was about just spending time...

Heather & Momma


Tanner & Matthew discussing "just stuff".

It's a good thing that the weatherman is predicting sunshine for the remainder of the week.

We're definitely going to need a second and third dose of the "D"!

This post is linked to Heavenly Homemakers Gratituesday.


Mountain Home Quilts said...

Looks like a magnificent day! ♥

DoleValleyGirl said...

Looks like it was a perfect day! Did you get snow overnight like we did? ~Lisa

Kim said...

It was a fabulous day! I don't know if we got snow or not, but the porches had a nice, new sheet of ice covering them! I think we'll hold off on pulling out the barbecue until July 5th...just in case! :)

Sarah said...

It looks like it was such a nice day, I'm glad you guys got to get out and have some fun. Tanner is getting so tall! How did this happen???

Savories of Life said...

I wish I could have been at the beach. I loved the bridge . Hope you ahve a great day.

Cathy said...

I have totally been on that same outing (bridge and beach) and I love that bridge! My girls loved it too. Definitely the nice days around the Northwest lately were needed greatly.