Dani is really starting to notice nature more and more. Finding acorns and leaves in our yard, feathers in parking lots, shells at the beach. The best thing the world for her right now is an empty pail she can collect bits of nature in!
Sandcastles are finally something she can enjoy making as well! She had a wonderful time slowly filling up a large bucket with damp sand and getting her father to help flip them over. Grandpa also got in on the action while the rest of us sat close by in the edge of the river chatting and playing with the babies. Dani is also extremely social these days and instantly made friends on the water's edge and recruited other young kids to build with her.
Oscar, thankfully, doesn't mind his life jacket (which ALL of the children wear at all times when on a boat that is underway). He napped most of the trip til we got to the island where he enjoyed some jacket-free time while he nursed and then sat on Grandpa while the rest of us combed the beach. He is very fond of my father, it seems. My father is pretty funny looking though....so it's no surprise. lol
|There were lots of gulls on the island.|
They're actually a creature called Ctenophora or "Comb Jellies". They're little balls of jelly similar to a Stinging Nettle or Jelly Fish, but without the venom or tentacles. They also light up at night when you touch them. We've been finding them in the river my entire life, but until now I never knew what they were actually called. Gotta love Google!
|An oyster shell.|
The trip, all in all, was very enjoyable for everyone.
|Onward to adventure!|