Wow. I still cannot believe that we haven’t been back to Yorktown Beach for three years.
I could still remember vividly how my daughter’s first beach experience was at this beach on her second birthday.
And before I know it, she has turned five recently. All she wanted on her birthday was to have her family (and her grandparents) with her at the beach and we were more than happy to fulfil it.
On the morning of her fifth birthday, we packed up all the things we needed and headed straight to Yorktown beach, which isn’t too far to drive to.
My girl loves sand and water. She could be there all day long if she’s allowed to.
She’s easily entertained at the beach – burying herself the sand, somewhat-cartwheeling along the beach, pretending to be a crab or a flamingo, chasing after the birds, making sandcastles, looking for seashells, and many more silly things you could think of.
Besides that, she pretended to be an alligator in the waters which I was not that pleased. I am terrified of alligators and I was praying hard that there would not be any right there. The last thing I wanted to do was to do 911 or something.
My son definitely benefited from this beach trip too. He absolutely loved playing with the sand and wading through the shallow waters with his daddy or his grandpa. He enjoyed looking for seashells with grandpa
In addition, with his first successful beach experience at OBX, this little beach trip was nothing stranger to him. He could play with the sand toys for an hour straight without bugging me. Isn’t that amazing?
As long as his oatmilk’s packed along with his favorite snacks and his family’s with him, he’s one happy boy! The beach is a bonus for sure.
Talk about simple contentment, y’all!
Am I easily contented like my boy?
My daughter may whine and fuss over some little things, but she, too, will be easily contented with family time.
As any siblings would squabble, they are not an exception, but yet they love to be in each other’s presence.
As I kept viewing these pictures taken on that day, I just realized how simple-minded children are.
(Side note: Did I mention that my daughter is obsessed with flamingos? Maybe I will write a different post about this uncanny obsession.)
There were too many days that either my husband and I were too busy accomplishing our tasks and our children were being deprived of family time. This little beach trip was undebateably needed for each of us.
“Family isn’t just an important thing, it is everything” – Michael J. Fox
What else do we need when we have family, right?
In a blink of an eye, these littles will be all grown up and every part of me just want to stop the time right now.
Can they be littles forever?
Let’s not get too sentimental. I apologized. I got sidetracked again.
In any case, I just had to say that it was a wonderful decision to do this on my daughter’s birthday.
We started our summer with a family beach vacation at OBX and we ended it with a day at Yorktown beach.
What a remarkable way to officially close out summer!
Now, bring on the fall, folks!