Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Day at the Beach by The Chatty Mommy

While I'm in "baby mode," some lovely bloggers will be stepping in to guest post for me! (Be sure to leave them some love!) I'll be popping in here and there to share sporadic baby updates with you :). In the meantime, enjoy!!

From Rachel at The Chatty Mommy:

When the kids were little, and when there was less of them, we used to head to a small beach.
It was free, close, had lifeguards and you could park right up against the sand, making it easy to pack up.
But, it really wasn't a beach, but more of a bay.
Therefore, a little dirty with little sea creatures.
Then budget cuts....
The bay didn't have a lifeguard anymore and they weren't cleaning it out as well.

Then, I made the switch.
I went to the big beach.

I never said I would do it with all 4 kids without the husband, but we needed to get to the beach during the week.

I got a pass that only costs $20 for 3 years which makes parking $5 instead of $12.
Hey, it's Long Island people- Everything is expensive!

Now, what does one pack for 4 kids on a day trip to the beach.
I am not an expert, but we pack....

sunblock, beach chairs, an umbrella,


shovels, pails and other beach toys for digging holes,

boogie boards,

hats, lunch, plenty of water, snacks, maybe a book for mom....

and towels...lots of towels.   

What about you? What do you pack for a day at the beach?  
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  1. Pretty much all of the above, except tailored to fir a 9 month old. We've only attempted the beach once so far in her life.

  2. unfortunately the sea is far from here so...I loooove to read your post and see your pics!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!!

  3. I also have 4 - I always feel like a Sherpa on an Everest expediton - a bit less now that they are older but not much!