I've had a dark spot in my heart for Black Pointe Marina ever since our van was broken into and my gps/diaper bag stolen while we were parked there. But due to the JOYOUS fact that we have 9-12 church time now, we have a splendid afternoon (even after gloriously long naps) to have some family time. Sterling wanted to see the ocean on our walk. I thought of Black Pointe Marina, and thought I should get over my resentment. Boy, am I ever glad I did! It was a GORGEOUS afternoon!
|It wasn't really this dark outside, weird photo.|
You walk along this nice little completely shaded path for a little ways until you come out onto pure ocean. You get glimpses in-between the trees though.
|Pelicans on rocks.|
|End of the road.|
We let the kids throw rocks forever and ever. It was the perfect spot and they love love loved it. A perfect Sunday activity. It felt so, so heavenly. Especially because we had been hit with some no-see-ums under the trees, but the breeze out by the ocean pretty much took care of that.
|Watching a stork take off.|
|Staring off into the distance.|
|Throwing more rocks!|
|Another stork. So gorgeous. This was looking back towards the walkway we just came out of.|
|WHEN DID MY LITTLE BABY BOY GET TO BE SOOOO LONG AND LANKY!??!!? Look at him!!!|
|I didn't even plan the pink/navy matching. But they sure do look cute. I just pulled that dress out for Molly and I remember Ruth wearing it like it was yesterday. So weird.|
|One little girl and a big, wide ocean.|
|Daddy trying to skip rocks. Rocks of the pebble variety are not very good for skipping. He did manage three.|
|Silly girl wouldn't look at me while she was smiling. And yes, those are mosquito bites all over her. Sigh.|
|As we were leaving, the light turned butter-soft and it was so beautiful and perfect.|
|This awesome daddy took the older kids across the water to go as far out as possible. They loved it!|
|That sunset was even more stunning in person. I need to learn how to adjust my camera settings, haha.|
|Sweetest, sweetest, sweetest thing in my life.|
A man had a stereo on his bike and was blasting this hilarious 90s music. Ruth got a little crazy. She is amazing with the moves she can pull!
Then, randomly, on our way back we watched this lady reel in a fish! Will was so excited! The girl, however, was disgusted and ran away from her pole, haha.
|Some mangrove swamp when we walked over a bridge.|
I love 9-12 church. So, so very much. I also love being outside. The ocean and the cool weather is just this huge bonus. What a beautiful Sunday afternoon!
(we skyped with my parents that night while we ate caramel popcorn and waffles for dinner. Yeah, maybe we should have watched the time a little more closely so I would have had time to make what I originally planned. But then again, the caramel popcorn and waffles were delish.)