Small Hands in the Big World

Monday, June 13, 2011

Destination BEACH

When warm sunny days are few and far between, I’m learning to make the most of the good ones.  With this in mind, we’ve been to Lincoln Park in West Seattle twice recently. The seaside calm that washes over all of us is remarkable. William is my little explorer, running every which way, lifting rocks, shrieking when a little crab scurries out, and collecting shells. Sara really gets into the sand, digging her toes in, filling buckets, burying herself, noticing the different textures of sand she encounters. The shore is too rocky and water too cold for pleasant wading but we trek around in our boots, finding seaweed in a multitude of colors, rocks covered in barnacles, and on our more recent trip during low tide, perfectly formed moon snail egg cases, anemone, and tons of teeny crab. Ferries come and go while we play, the gorgeous Olympic Mountains shine in the distance, and it feels good to be alive and living in the Pacific Northwest.

Happy Dog was with us on our first beach trip of the season. Sara admired his fine digging skills.
Sunny days are easy but we're trying to make the most of the chilly ones too...
Roasting marshmallows in the fireplace for Smore's.

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