Drew's been asking us to go to the beach. "Can I go to the beach mommy? Can I swim in the ocean?" I don't know how he even knows about the beach, maybe he saw it in one of his books, or on Little Einsteins. So we finally took the kids to the beach last weekend. It was just a short trip, after we "camped" with friends and played sloshball (which was a lot of fun). It was so sweet to see the kids in awe of the ocean. Drew quickly changed his mind about swimming in the ocean, and was hesitant to even dip his toes in. He even ran away from the waves! Luckily there was a little stream that the kids could play in. Ava, as usual, was fearless. Just started walking right towards the water, and then went walking down the beach on her own. We were good parents and slathered the children in sunscreen, but neglected to put it on ourselves. We both ended up with sunburns. It really was a lot of fun and since everyone had such a nice time, we're thinking of planning a family vacation at the beach.