Annika was invited to a play date at her friend Joe's house, so while she was out and about, Conor and I decided to head to Carkeek Park for some beach time. Conor is a kindred spirit when it comes to playing at the beach. Annika would much rather play at the playground at Carkeek than spend her time digging in the sand. So, with this being a Conor and Mama outing, I knew there wouldn't be any reason leave the beautiful beach anytime soon.
We had a marvelous time. Conor explored the beach and let his imagination soar. Fairly soon after our arrival, he decided that each and every rock on the beach needed to be thrown into the Puget Sound. He flung them, lofted them, scattered them, and shoveled them into the water. Soon after his beach redecorating task was complete, he decided that one of the driftwood logs was his pirate ship and he was the captain of a crew of Neverland pirates on the Never Sea (thank you, Jake and the Neverland Pirates). His play was incredibly detailed and mighty impressive. Before we headed back home, we dug holes and made a few sand castles for good measure.
All in all, it was a perfect day with a very sweet, imaginative boy!
|Boys at the beach run...|
|See what I found?|
|Dig, dig, dig|
|When at the beach, a boy must always bury his feet...|
|and whack at a log with a stick...|
|and go on expeditions...|
|and fight off enemy pirate ships...|
|and discover hidden treasures...|
|and shun shoes...|
|and trek here and there|
|and walk the deck of his mighty ship...|
|and plunge into the Never Sea to swim with the Tick Tock Crocodile|