In the space of a week we were able to play in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Do we have to coolest job, or what?
First we played in California in the San Diego Bay. We played in the water and drew in the sand. Pretty soon, we noticed that our drawings were under water. We were there just in time for the tide to come in. It was pretty cool. Lizzy loved walking in the water and sand there. There were also some tiny fish or tadpoles in the shallow water that would dig holes in the sand like little drills.
Then about a week later we found ourselves on the other side of the country in Florida, so we decided to go to the beach there. We were right on the ocean this time, with the waves coming in. We played in the waves, built sand castles (Mitchell and Josh doing one, and me doing the other), and had a grand ole time. Mitchell found the flag for their castle, and he and Josh found me the shells for mine. This time, we made sure that Mitch did not go in the water without one of us holding his hand so the undertow wouldn't try to drag him out to sea. He was really good about doing that. Lizzy did not like this ocean nearly as well, and she would get scared and cry every time we tried to put her in the water. I guess the waves must have looked really big to her.