We had a great time at the beach yesterday! The sand is super soft and the water is cool, but not cold. Dan filled up an inflatable raft with water and we put it under our umbrella so that Charlotte could play in the water without having to deal with the crashing waves.....she ended up playing just fine around the waves, but it was nice to have another option when us adults didn't want to deal with kids and waves. Maddie loves the water, she thinks getting knocked over by a wave is pretty hilarious!! Dan buried Maddie and made her into a mermaid which she loved, and the girls dug in the sand. (Charlotte ate a good portion of it) One of my favorite parts of the day was catching sand crabs. Dan would grab armfuls of sand and dump it next to us and we would comb through it and take the sand crabs out and put them into our bucket. There was a guy fishing next to us who had this cool sand crab scooper and he brought over a scoop full that probably had 75 sand crabs!! It was awesome! We left the crabs in our bucket while we went back to the house for lunch and naps and we when we went back down they were all dead and some were already pink.....I guess we were cooking them! lol Oops. It was a great day at the beach. Can't wait to see what the rest of our time here brings!