Every time we go to the beach at some point there is a sandcastle/sand art contest.
Rachel enjoyed helping Grandpa build his secret sand image.
He didn’t tell what he was working on, and we all took guesses until we saw what it was in the end.
Andrew and Paul built castles that were fighting against each other. They were complete with cannons and tanks and all kinds of heavy armory.
The winning castle was the one that stood the longest after the ocean waves attacked it. (I think Paul’s won.)
Rachel is pretending this is an ice cream cone.
Hannah meticulously built a sand castle.
Paul fetching water for his moat.
Rachel putting more sand on Grandpa’s mysterious sea creature.
The sea gulls came around and caught pieces of bread in mid-air. Andrew’s dad was very patient and tried to get them to come take it out his hand. They got really brave, and really close, but never quite close enough to eat from his hand.
Marie and I made a sandcastle with 5 towers, lots of sea purses (sea skate egg sacs), seaweed, and decorated to the hilt with shells. It was definitely not a warring castle, but one that existed for beauty. :)
Andrew’s finished sandcastle. (You can tell that the sea purses were popular for flags and decorations!)
Hannah’s finished castle.
Hannah made a sandcastle for Rachel, and Rachel decorated it with seashells all by herself.
Chuck’s finished product was not a giant whale after all!
It was a Firebird! Imagine that on the beach!
You can tell we weren’t always in the water while we were at the beach. Believe it or not, I still have more pictures! But this is all for tonight.