Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

A Night at the Beach...

On Tuesday nights, Paul plays volleyball at the Grand Haven State Park. When there was only one kid to keep track of and de-sand at the end of the night, we used to go as a family. This year, Paul and Regan go by themselves.

We weren't sure how Regan would do, having to entertain herself for about an hour. For the most part, she has done pretty well. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Paul bribes her with a Frosty reward from Wendy's on the way home, if she behaves.

This week, I decided to brave it with Sage. We dropped Paul and Regan off and ran an errand before we returned to play. Sage loved it! I couldn't distract her from seeing Dada while we were court side, so we headed to the swings. When dada was done playing, I pulled her, kicking and screaming, from the swing and we all headed down to the water.

This was Sage's first time in the big lake. She wasn't quite sure what to think. It felt a little cold, until you go used to it, so that might have been half the problem. After about 10 minutes, she was big stuff, walking in and out of the water by herself with a grin from ear to ear. I hadn't packed a swimsuit for her, so she played in her onesie and diaper. Her cloth diapered bottom looked like it was carrying quite a load!

Everyone had a blast in the water, until it was time to clean up. Apparently, the bathrooms no longer have the foot bath that we were counting on to rid the girls of all the sand in places where there shouldn't be sand. I didn't have swimwear on either, so Paul was left to fend for himself cleaning up both wet girls. This didn't fly so well.

A short drive to Wendy's, a frosty bedtime snack and a quick bath before bed quickly cleaned up children and attitudes. Now we are left with another fond memory of summertime in Michigan and the beautiful beaches that we have to enjoy.