Last Saturday June 21 was the first day of summer. It was also the first time we were able to make it to the beach. Being 28 weeks pregnant I was hesitant to go. Larry doesn't like the beach too much so he was trying to find a way out too. I told him let's do this for the kids. I certainly wasn't going for me. That's just how this parenting thing works. We had promised them we would go back at the end of May and one of them ended up with a fever on the day we were planning to go. We probably could have still went but he would have been miserable and so would all of us because who wants to take a fevered child to the beach. Heh! Not I!
So we ventured off to the beach on Saturday morning. We went to Jekyll Island. It was nice and breezy but got really hot the closer it got to lunchtime. We left pretty early and got there around 9:30AM I think. Jekyll is about 2 hours away from where we live. We had a few chairs and a blanket to set up and we did that, sprayed sunscreen on everyone and off they went. There was low tide so there was a sandbar pretty far out. There were people on it but because we thought the tide may come up while we were out there we didn't go out. Walking down the beach Caleb found tiny hermit crabs in a puddle, a muscle in a pretty shell, and a dead jelly fish(yuck!) I decided to walk out into the water because Noah and Caleb were out waist deep and not five steps into the water I stepped on something and started bleeding bad. It hurt.....bad. Then Larry tells me that it's squirting blood. I was just going to keep walking but ended up having a foot that was tingling to my toes. The cut was on my heel. Caleb ran up to our chairs and got a beach towel and brought it back to me so I could put pressure on it. The only thing is I didn't want to sit in the water with the towel because the waves were just going to wet the towel. I had Noah go get me a chair to sit in out in the edge of the water. I finally got it to stop bleeding and got back up to where all our stuff was. The kids played in the water for a little longer. By that time it was lunchtime. They had ate a few snacks but it just wasn't filling. Larry went to the truck and got the cooler while we waited on him under the pavillion with the picnic tables. It was just too hot to eat out on the beach. Poor Sarah got too hot, got a headache, and threw up. Bless her! After she threw up she was fine though. She's like me. If I get too hot that happens to me. I hated that she got sick because I know how she feels but I was glad it wasn't me and I was glad that it was short lived. Everyone was tired from being out in the heat so we left after eating lunch and headed to Waycross. We looked up movie times and figured out we could go walk around the mall for a bit and then go to the theater to watch a movie. We watched How To Train Your Dragon 2 and afterwards went to eat at Rodeo Mexican Restaurant.
Overall the day was fun. It wasn't overly stressful and I wasn't too terribly tired. That was surprising to me since I was 28 1/2 weeks pregnant at the time. I'm unable to upload pictures at this time. Maybe another day when my internet is loading them faster or I may share them on FB. Not sure why they aren't loading. Frustrating to say the least but that's ok.
I will always leave a Bible verse to close. May you have a blessed remainder of the week. Thanks for reading.
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. (NIV)