Monday, September 24, 2007

Promise Kept

When we first knew that we would be moving to Delaware, we promised Adam that we would take him to one of the Atlantic Ocean beaches. This "sort of" softened the blow that he would be leaving all of his friends. However, it has taken us several weeks to fulfill that promise so I think he was beginning to wonder if it would actually happen. Being the "greenies" in the area we chose the most touristy beach around, Rahobeth Beach. If it hadn't been for all the hoards of people trying to get their last beach kick in for the year, it would have been a little less crazy. But, I think the boys were happy and they could have cared less if there were people there. For weeks we had been researching how to make the best sand castles, so you'll see that our research paid off with a well packed "mound". We spent most of our time preparing the sand that when we got around to carving the castle Adam had lost interest. Oh well. It's okay because Lincoln used it for body surfing then the tide came in and washed it away anyway. That's when Adam remembered that he had started a castle and wanted to finish it! Go figure!

The weather was perfect where it was warm enough to play in the water, but it was cloudy so the sun wasn't blaring either. Adam had fun body surfing the waves. As you will see, after he was surprised a few times by the incoming tide, he was very daring in the deep waters.

As for Lincoln, well after he got plowed over a few times by the waves he enjoyed body surfing on the sand much better.

We had a blast playing in the waves, digging in the sand, sun bathing, and making sand Angels. We would have spent some time touring the boardwalk and visiting the Salt Water Taffy factory. But, we got caught in a huge downpour as we were packing up our things. We were drenched in seconds. As we're running to the car, Adam is screaming, "I really don't like the rain! I really don't like the rain!". And Lincoln is just looking around as if nothing out of the ordinary is happening. Probably because he was too groggy to do otherwise as this next picture will show what he did within a minute of being in the car. So we rode an hour and 40 min. home sopping wet! We had a blast! We'll have to explore some of the other beaches in Maryland and Delaware.


kendra said...

jealous. one thing our family loves and misses are real beaches! looks like you guys are having fun!

Shawny said...

Holy funness! What a great trip and great pics.

My Many Coloured Days said...

The sound of the waves and laughter is priceless. Thanks for sharing!

The Wilsons said...

Kara! Perhaps you will remember me from a couple of years back...we did share some morning sickness time together...
I found Renee's blog today and, in reading a few comments, found yours! I was so happy to catch up. It sounds like your recent move was CRAZY...but I hope that you are settling in and enjoying things there. How is Rob's new job? And how are you? Your boys are so grown up!
We are doing well in VA. Email me your email address sometime ( and I'll send you an invite to our blog! In the spare time that you don't have, you can see my little family and what we're up to. :)
Jennifer Wilson