July 21, 2008

Thank you "Nother Beach"

Virginia Beach is about a half hour drive from our house which is great considering it took us 10 hours to get to a beach from Memphis. But still, half an hour is a bit far to drive for a morning beach trip with 2 kids, a lunch and plans to come home for a nap. So, we found another beach in Norfolk which is less than 10 minutes from our house on the Chesapeake Bay. It's called Ocean View and is just like a beach with much smaller waves. Here's some pics of the kids there last week:

Henry embraces sand and waves which is quite contrary to his picky personality. He asks to go EVERYDAY and when there, you will find him rolling in the sand, jumping the waves, and having a grand ole time. Bradley, on the other hand, is VERY afraid of the water and clings on to me for dear life when a wave seems to be approaching her within a 2 foot radius. This is also quite contrary to her fearless, nature-lovin' personality. At the beach, you will find her dippy her dainty fingers in a bucket of clean, ocean water, bundled up in a blanket in the stroller or clinging on to me for dear life. We visited VA Beach 2 weeks ago which has much bigger waves, and I thought she might choke the life out of me from fear. She enjoys Ocean View much more because the waves are almost non-existent which is actually great for little kids who love the ocean but can't handle the undertow and waves yet. Every night when we say our prayers she wants me to "thank God nother beach" which means to thank you God for the other beach -- the one with the smaller waves.

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