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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Beach Day

If there is one lesson I've learned since moving to Chicago it is to take advantage of every nice weather day because, especially in summer, they can be few and far between. Today has dawned rainy and the temperatures are supposed to plummet into the low 60s by this afternoon here by the lake. But yesterday was lovely--sunny, temps in the high 70s--a good day to head to the beach. We got there just before lunchtime so while I set up our umbrella, blanket, etc., the girls got to work relocating sand from one sandy spot to the next sandy spot.


After lunch they headed in for a rather chilly swim. The lifeguard said the water was 64 degrees! My intrepid fish headed in anyway.
 

Back on land to warm up and a discussion of what activity is next.
Covering Lucy in sand was the choice.
I think she was taking the opportunity for a rest from their 30 minute swim so she remained still for nearly as long while Kate shifted sand from one side to the other.
Then it was Kate's turn....Kate who doesn't nap or lie down during the day.
Kate, who project manages everything.
She tried.
But her need to direct overtook her, the worker got tired of being over-managed and the project failed.
Back in the lake to rinse off and another 30 minutes of swimming.
More sand projects.


Then they took over a hole that was started by another kid who left the beach.

This kept them occupied until we left just before 5.
Here's hoping for more beach days!

1 comment:

Heather H. said...

Love the pictures. Wish my children could play with yours. Pretty sure they'd have a blast.

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