Here are pictures from our first day at the beach. The kids were ecstatic! Brooks wasn't sure about any of it... let me see... the sand bothered his toes; he didn't like the water - it was too cold; he didn't want to build a castle... :) We did end up buying a big truck (Brooks named 'Little Rudy') at the Goodwill and he really loved playing in the sand with it. 99 cent great investment.
Kate was fearless - as always. She just inhaled everything. She was ready to hit the ocean, didn't care that the waves hit her in the face, and loved digging holes in the sand.
Many people have told me that Brooks will get better. We will see. All I can think is, "Wow. Swimming class is going to be VERY interesting next year."