The first week of August brings our family together at the beach. It has been our tradition for many, many years. This year was no different.
The difference is the children are no longer little ones. I still have a difficult time seeing my grandchildren all taller than their grandparents. The middle grand has joined the eldest grand in obtaining a driver license and drove his Dad and brother to the beach. This all should not surprise me, but somehow it does.
These grands love the waves and riding them into shore on their Boogie Boards. We had great weather to enjoy the water and the beach.
Our beach paraphernalia is set up each morning by the strong guys along the tide line for a front row seat to enjoy the view.
We all don our hats and sunscreen to enjoy our days on the beach.
Grayden and I both took early morning walks before breakfast. When we returned to our condo, Noel and Peter had breakfast cooking and soon ready to enjoy. They also packed lunches for us to enjoy on the beach. This was so nice for me as I tend to be the Mom who does way more than I should. Our son grilled the evening meal a few times. On the other days a roast with vegetables were cooking in the crockpot for dinner. I cooked a ham for the first evening and the rest was used for sandwiches. All easy meals so not too much time or trouble was spent on cooking.
I'm so thankful that our family has continued with this tradition for so many years.