My boys are getting older and it is bittersweet. I love the young men they are growing into but I do love my little boys. No one has used the shovels to dig holes at the beach this year; they no longer use the buckets or boats. They now bring books to read when they are not swimming or boogie boarding. They also prefer to sit in a chair or lay out on a blanket. So when I come across little lego ships like this parked somewhere in the house or on the porch it makes me smile. I do love being a mom to my boys.
We have been enjoying some great weather at the beach this summer. Lauren loves to visit the rocks at low tide and search for crabs. We look everyday. Most times a bigger kid will let Lauren have one of his/her crabs to put in her bucket. Lauren and I are getting better at finding small crabs ourselves too. Lauren loves her crabs. She likes to hold them in her hand and play with them on a towel (watch them walk around). At the end of the day we walk them back to the water and send them home to their Moms.
My friend Cynthia and I kicking off the beach season with a Bloody Mary. Mmmmm, so good.