When you have teenagers who love to sleep late, there is no joy like that of still having a seven year old around the house!
Early Sunday morning I stole into my little one’s room and tapped her on the shoulder, “Let’s go find some shells!”
Excited, we scurried around the house packing a quick breakfast and headed off to the beach. When we arrived everything was quiet and calm. Noone around, just two hungry shell seekers!
We set up camp. First, we’d eat. Then, a walk on the jetty over looking the canal…"I own all the sea!," she proclaimed.
"Watch your step, Mom," said the Great Adventurer! With bucket in hand, we stepped off the jetty to find precious shells for necklaces..."Mom, these are very ancient," I was told.
Rocks are great to collect, too... Now a walk through the dunes scouting for dune roses...And a glimpse at the boats beyond...we debated which one we'd live on!
Here we found baby crabs...
Then a stop at the playground and a few more shells to fill glass jars at home...
When we walked into the house the teenagers were just waking up. "Where were you two?", they mumbled when they spied our cache.
"Oh, just on an adventure," my little one winked.