Friday, June 3, 2016

First Beach Day this Summer!

Jacob Riis Park, May 2016

Hello my friends! Last weekend was amazing because it was finally warm enough for the first beach day of the season! I think I've mentioned before that my family loves to go to the beach at sunset because it is much less crowded. I had a fantastic time, even though the water was too cold to swim.

Jacob Riis Park, May 2016

I love going to the beach at sunset! The light is so golden.  Plus? My moms gave me a new swimsuit! Isn't it cool? I love playing in the sand.

Jacob Riis Park, May 2016

Before I got to work playing, I did some exploring. That sounds a little silly, because I go to the same beach many times every summer- but really, it's different every time because the ocean and sand are always changing.   There were a few other families there, but mostly, my family had the beach to ourselves.

Jacob Riis Park, May 2016

I like this photo of me because my bangs are blowing in the wind and there is a seagull right behind me! The seagulls can be very aggressive if they spy your food! Luckily I didn't have any snacks on me so the seagull left me alone. Phew!

Jacob Riis Park, May 2016

Sandcastles are an important part of a trip to the beach! I recommend getting as close to the water as you can without getting hit by a wave- the sand there has just the right amount of water in it.  Dry sand doesn't stick together; you need the sand to be a little wet for it to work as building material!

Jacob Riis Park, May 2016

After I finished building a sandcastle, I went looking for beautiful shells.  Can you see all the shells on the ground behind me? The waves wash them onto the shore.  Jacob Riis Park Beach is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. That means it's a national park! So! That means you cannot take the shells home.  One of the main rules of national parks is "Take only photos, leave only footprints."

Jacob Riis Park, May 2016

After I finished finding beautiful shells, I decided to play with my sand molds.  Of course, my moms gave me a tube of sunblock and made me put more and more on! It's very, very important to have protection from the sun so you don't burn.  Even though it was sunset, the sun was still pretty powerful.

Jacob Riis Park, May 2016

Check out my sand molds! I have a seahorse and a sea turtle. They are so cute! I love both types of animals. I've only seen sea horses at the aquarium, but I got to see sea turtles in the wild when I was in Costa Rica a year and a half ago.  Sea horses are awesome too, though I prefer leafy sea dragons. They're so cool!

Jacob Riis Park, May 2016

Too soon, it was time to go home.  I stood in the sun one last time before we got in our car and drove home.  I love going to the beach!

Jacob Riis Park, May 2016

As we got in our car, the sun looked gorgeous behind the bridge. Doesn't it look awesome? You can really see how the sun is a star!

Have you ever been to the beach? What was your favorite thing to do there?

5 comments:

  1. I recently went on a camp to the beach last term it was a lot of fun but it was freezing as we were camping in tents

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  2. We love the beach! Now that we are in Colorado for the summer the only beach is at lakes and reservoirs, but that's still fun. Glad you had a great time!
    ~ Kiki

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  3. Awesome my friend, Taryn says hello and she misses you .. I am so happy you got to go to the beach, that is so fun .. We leave in the morning for our annual beach trip, we get to stay 10 days at our special spot where we always stay. We are so excited to get to go .. watch my blog for updates about the trip ..

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  4. We live very near the beach - and we also love to go mostly at sunset - love love love your pics! - Leigh & Kathleen http://www.girldollbeds.com

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  5. SO CUTE.

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