Oh did we have plans for a great day at the beach. It just didn't turn out that way. Turns out that everyone else thought it would be a great day for the beach too. Traffic was bad. We spent twice as long driving around looking for a parking lot that was open. Finally we found one. Once we were on the beach we realized how windy and cold it was. Imagine it-- packed. . . windy. . . cold. . . not how we would have liked, but then again things don't always turn out like planned.
We stayed for a total of about 40 minutes. It took 2 hours each way to drive. Here are the pictures.
Nolan has no fear. He braved the sea water until a wave knocked him down. Then he was done. :)
Oliver was wiped out from his beach experience.
We are all doing well. I can now see the blessing of being in Ukraine for a full week with Nolan and Oliver. We taught Nolan not to open every drawer in the apartment. Now he can hang out with us in the kitchen without me worrying that he is going to open the knife drawer. We taught him not to touch the computer. Now he can sit on my lap and look at pictures. We taught him not to play with the toilet water. We don't have to leave the toilet lid closed after all. This has been incredibly helpful since coming home. For the most part Nolan has been very well behaved.
Today we went to church. Oliver and Nolan sat with us in the main service. The boys did great!