Summer had officially arrived in Ventura as it has been warm lately! We took advantage of the summer weather one night last week and went to the beach after dinner. Since school is back in session around here, we had the beach to ourselves! The kids enjoyed playing at the playground and of course putting their feet in the ocean!
Over the weekend we headed back to the beach to do some swimming! One of Steve's friends of many year and his family came up to rent a house at the beach in Ventura. So we spent Sunday afternoon with them at the beach! They kids all had a great time playing together, and there is just something about being at the beach that the kids never run out of things to do or see!
Faith was excited to be near a jetty so that she could go exploring and search for sea anemones! She found many anemones and even a crab!
Shane was more adventurous than we have even seen him in the ocean! He loved using the boogie board!
Faith is building a sand castle with the middle little girl of the other family. It was cute to see Faith act more "motherly" than we have ever observed before! It was great practice for when her little sister is born!
On Tuesday of this week Shane had his first day of preschool! While he is at the same preschool as last year, he is in an outdoor classroom this year. The first two hours of the morning are spent outside doing some normal preschool things, but also exploring nature, harvesting crops (they picked tomatoes on the first day!), and just being outside! So far he loves it!! The last hour is spent in the classroom, and today we saw the class having their circle time and a story inside when we arrived to pick him up! He is loving being back in school!
Faith wanted a picture of part of her school day today too! On Thursdays we do our science experiments, and today we made little boats out of corks that we pushed a thumb tack into the bottom. We then moved the boats in the tray filled with water by using a magnet under the tray as we are learning about magnets! You may notice the bandage on Faith's chin. She had a bike accident the other night that required a trip to the urgent care center! Thankfully the doctor was able to fix the damaged chin with a little glue rather than stitches! She appears to be healing well and is not complaining of it hurting, which is good!