Hello my friends! I had a wonderful time at Jacob Riis Beach the other day. The beach is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, which makes it part of the National Park System! My family usually goes to the beach over Labor Day weekend. This year, we went on the Sunday before Labor Day since Labor Day is usually really busy. I love Riis Beach because it is full of two mom families like mine. When we got there, I put on my little floaty thing and ran into the water. I love the beach in September because the water is finally warm!
After I tired myself out swimming, I decided to build a sandcastle. I like to build a lot of little towers using my pail. Another fun thing I used to do is dig a giant hole, but the lifeguards don't let kids do that anymore because sometimes the sand caves in and kids get hurt! Be careful in the sand, okay?
I also like to walk up and down the sand looking for cool shells. Of course I forgot to take a photo of the shells I found! My real goal is finding beach glass, but I haven't found any for a long time.
Finally, as the sun was setting, I got Mom to play catch with me! We have a big, colorful beach ball. It's kind of hard to play catch with it when it is windy, because it will blow off to the side instead of where you want it to go.
When it was time to go, I felt pretty bummed. It was probably my last beach trip of 2015. I love going to the beach. I have been in other seasons, but it is not quite as fun since it gets pretty cold! I'm glad we got to to the beach a few times this summer! I had tons of fun playing in the sand and water.
Have you ever been to the beach? What was it like?
In this post I'm wearing: swimsuit and hair accessories by American Girl.