Monday, June 28, 2010

Middle Cove Beach

The weather over the past weekend was absolutely stunning. DH had the brilliant idea to hit the beach for an hour or so before supper on Saturday afternoon. Brilliant not only because the weather was so nice but because the boys’ ‘whiney hours’ start around 4:00 until bedtime and distractions such as those offered at a local beach are how we survive those hours.

We headed off to Middle Cove beach which is about a 5 minute drive from our house. You go there for the beach itself though as the undertow is too strong for ocean swimming. There is a little river going down to the ocean that provides plenty of entertainment for children though.

Para got to go along for the ride. She was really well behaved. Since she has gotten older, Para is not as tolerant of other dogs as she used to be so I always get a little stressed out when we take her places where there are other dogs. However, all dog owners kept their dogs leashed and away from each other. She was excellent with all of the people attention she got from beach going children and adults.

Aidan really enjoyed trying to taste the entire beach. He almost attained that goal too.

Iain and DH went on a couple of little adventures together.

It was such a great, relaxing day and so needed after the stresses of the week. Thanks to everyone for all of your comments and support over the past few days. Aidan still has a heavy chest but is doing much, much better with no other emergency incidents. Whew!


marit said...

Sounds like the perfect day!

My son had croup several times- it sounds really awful, but we finally relaxed and started the shower or took him outside in fresh air when he started coughing-it wasn't as much "Oh dear, what's happening???!!!", it was more "oh no, not again!" And finally they outgrow it.

Take care, and have a great summer!

JustApril said...

Isn't it funny how some kids have to taste every single thing they pick up? My daughter once put a roley poley in her mouth and smacked her mouth 3 times and said, "MMMMMMM" silly kid.