Emma has been dying to go to the beach since January. We have a conversation about it at least once a week, if not more often, that is brought on by her. Some very sweet family friends came by this week to see Benjamin and brought Emma a gift. Sand toys... She asked for the next 2 days to go to the beach. We told her Benjamin had to get just a little bit bigger before we go. So, of course, she walks over to Benjamin and says "Get bigger, Benjamin, so we can go to the beeeeaaaach!" So off we went. The closest free beach we could think of was at the lake in the neighborhood we used to live in. Brilliant idea! She had a blast, saved us a lot of gas and hopefully will hold her off for about a month when we can really go to the beach.