An early May beach day

Several days ago, a friend texted a few of us, asking if we'd be up for a (Lake Michigan) beach day. The weather forecast showed warm—actually hot—temperatures and sun, and it was Nicholas' first day back in his office, so we said yes!

The drive is one I always enjoy. Trees and more and more sand dunes as you head north toward the Lake. We arrived early, before 9AM, since this particular beach has minimal parking, seeing as it's the shortest walk to the sand. The kids were immediately busy playing in the sand, finding rocks, wading in the (very cold) water, and pausing for snacks.

I nursed Finn off and on, snacked, and took a very brief dip underwater, seeing as it was only 41 degrees. And I actually had moments to chat with my other mama friends while the kids entertained themselves. And the kids also paused to all greet and get a closer look at a sleeping Finn.

We got sand everywhere, because of course that happens at the beach. And we came home, sweaty and sandy and tired and happy, our excitement for more beach days ahead growing.

Couldn't have asked for a sweeter first beach day for Finn. Made me reminiscent for Cooper's first beach day when he was eight weeks old. So sweet to share the Lake with my babies. It was a lovely morning!


Related posts

Life lately, early September 2023

Today, the air felt different. Cooler and more crisp. Filled with anitcipation. The last several weeks since my last "life lately" post, have been filled with a lot of summery fun and they've felt full. I might be getting ahead of myself, since it was in the upper eighties this past weekend, but decidedly, I love the shift that comes with slightly cooler weather. Nevertheless, here are some things we've been up to in recent weeks:

4 min read

Life lately, late July 2023

Looking back at my recent posts, I realized it has been a long time since I wrote a little post about "life lately." I've written about things in our life, yes, like Cooper turning four, a visit to our friends in Bloomington, a visit from my family, a trip to the beach and the one year anniversary of my mother-in-law's passing, recent knitting and other creative projects, and some updates about our garden this year. But I haven't written a post with the little mish-mash bits of life since early June. So here I am now, playing a little bit of catch up.

7 min read

Life lately, early May 2023

It's been awhile since a "life lately" post where I write about all the little bits and pieces of our life. This spring has been a rather cold one, but just this past weekend, we are seeing much warmer temperatures and the weather seems to be catching up with the date on the calendar. As someone who enjoys the colder months, I will say that spring and summer feel a bit magical with kids, and logistically, lots of things just feel easier as the temperatures are more mild.

3 min read