Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ocean Retreat

Nathan and I finally took Levi to the ocean!  On Friday we drove over to Long Beach to spend the night.  Our hotel was right on the beach, and we got a suite with a separate room for Levi; it was great.  When we first arrived at the beach, Levi plopped right down in the sand and dug his hands in.  It only took two minutes for him to get sand everywhere on his body: hair, ears, diaper . . . everywhere!  And he was so happy!

 We happened upon a sand castle that had been erected and abandoned.  Levi destroyed the towers as if he was Godzilla.

One of the local landmarks is this museum.  It's more of a gift shop than a museum, but there's lots of weird things inside.  Nathan used to come here as a kid when he was visiting his grandmother, and apparently it hasn't changed much.

Building our own sand castle.  Nathan constructed it, and Levi knocked it down.  In the end Levi wandered away, and Nathan was able to finish his creation.

I was afraid Levi woudn't like the water--he's such a cautious kid--but he loved it every time a wave rolled over his feet!  Below I captured the wave that got all three of us wet.

We're going to have to do this again!!!


  1. glad you all had such a great time oysters and all

  2. I love the way he was delighted by the wave and the water! And how he was picking up things on the beach. I think he comes from a long line of beachcombers.