Lately, I’ve been chasing my tail – migrating to WordPress has been quite the experience [not all of it as amazing as you’d think, haha] and I’m so relieved to finally have most things where they need to be. Due to the backlog of posts that mounted during my “maintenance” blog siesta [read: when a plugin decided to prevent photo uploads], our real life posts have taken a backseat – but here we are at last. At Southbourne Beach.
For his big 4-0, Gav decided he wanted to spend the day at the beach with us. Considering we live 45 minute drive from more than a few beautiful south coast English beaches, it should be a frequent happening in our lives, but like making pancakes when it’s not Shrove Tuesday in reality it hardly ever happens. That said though, we have made more pancakes this year. Maybe our Southbourne beach days are on the up. After watching for a while, Jensen decided to take a dip – and never reasoned just how cold it was going to be… Hero was a little sad he didn’t get to freeze with Jensen – and so he took to wave watching with me. Our family [with the exception of me, I can’t think of anything worse on the beach] loved to bury themselves in the sand. The three amigos…. and daddy too.
Everyone loves shell hunting though. Jensen likes rocks – and momma likes the blue seashells. Hero spent quite a bit of time tracking seagulls, and telling us about the “bad birds”. Bad, because years ago they stole a donut out of his momma’s hand. Sneaky birds.
There’s something very exciting about seeing a real lifeguard out on the sea. Like they’re part merman.They love spending time being quiet at the beach… Yet they’re never, ever bored there. Happy 40th birthday, daddy – here’s to at least 40 more. We love you.