Is there such a thing as a beach diva? Because if not, there is now. Also, warning: blood.
Lucy absolutely loves the beach. She’s fearless when it comes to the surf. When the water comes in fast and knocks her down it seems to invigorate her and she going to give me a freaking heart attack because she just runs into the waves without any concern for the fact that she’s a real girl and needs oxygen to survive and I have to spend all of our time at the beach chasing her giggly little self around.
I like how she wears her hat and sunglasses without ever pulling them off. It’s like she knows she’s stinking cute. Because she is.
Lucky for me, Jesse doesn’t like the surf at all. He likes small water holes with no moving water and if a gentle wave slowly washes up close to him he takes off running back up to the dunes. That’s one less kid to have to worry about being swept out to sea.
And here’s a picture of Sam yesterday, looking mighty stellar in his Toy Story 2 t-shirt.
And Kait got a picture of David Hasselhoff.
Oh, wait… That’s Matthew.
The ocean temperature has been almost like bath water lately and the boys had tons of fun jumping in the waves while I kept redirecting busy little Lucy away from danger.
I totally meant to get a picture of Kait but with Lucy keeping me on my toes I never got a chance to take her camera from her for a second.
And why is there not a picture of Jesse, you ask? Apparently he’s been inadvertently deleted.
Still, it was a really good day.
Until Gabe got attacked by a shark.
Okay, so it wasn’t a shark. I tried to convince Gabe to tell everybody he was bit by a shark while at the beach but he said, with a very straight face, Mom, nobody is going to believe that.
So, it was the neighbor’s dog, who was being walked on a leash on the road while all the boys, plus a few neighborhood kids, and Lucy, were in our driveway. This family walks their dog past our kids playing almost every day without any problems. But this time, as the dog walked past Gabe she lunged towards him, pulling the girl walking her to the ground. The dog then jumped on Gabe, clawing at him and biting into his arm before the girl’s dad grabbed the dog and laid into her good. It was not fun but the dog has had her Rabies shot and Gabe is okay.
Not that I’m happy Gabe got bit, but I’m so glad that it was just an arm and that it wasn’t one of the little ones the dog turned on. There were a lot of small children very close by. Lucy was standing only 4 or 5 feet away. That is the stuff my nightmares are made of, people. Except they usually involve alligators and not dogs. But now they’ll probably involve dogs too.
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