Last week we FINALLY got a beautiful day after rain and rain and more rain and a ten day forecast full of rain. It sure felt good to feel some heat, see some blue, squint our eyes. And of course, go to the beach. We were there for hours and hours and loved every minute of it (except the getting to and from the car part….I always hate the part, but it’s soooo worth it).Emmeline LOVED the sand. After trying to eat it a bit and deciding that it wasn’t too tasty she just crawled around and practiced her pincer grip. I loved it, all the fun of toys with nothing but a sandy baby to clean up. She also loved crewing around after her big friend Audra who she idolized almost as much as Charlie idolized Audra’s big brother Landon. This is Emmeline’s new face. Imagine her breathing really loudly in and out through her nose while doing it. She does this all the time, I’m not sure what she’s saying by it, but always seems pretty pleased when she does it. Charlie couldn't get enough of following poor Landon around. It’s hard to be so cool, you’ve got to have these little guys try to act big and drool over your every move. Here’s Hazel, taking a picture of the day with her brain as we were leaving. She said, mom, I didn’t bring my camera, so I’ve got to take a picture with my brain, the proceeded to tap her head and make clicking sounds as she looked around, smelled, drank it all in. I’m sure she wishes I’d take more pictures with my brain and less with my camera……you are absolutely right little Haze, but I don’t think my brain is quite as good as yours anymore….I need some real pictures or I’ll forget. She made me think I should try to take some more brain pictures though.