Yesterday my husband Thad spontaneously suggested that we load up the kids in the van and take a quick afternoon trip to New Smyrna Beach, which is an hour away. There was still "a method to his madness" since Joanna needed a ride over there to celebrate a friend's birthday this weekend. We were all so glad to get out of the house, especially since our five younger children had spend most of this spring break week down with the stomach flu!
We had just a couple of hours to make some sandwiches, buy some more sun lotion and drinks, and find everyone's swim suits and such. We stayed on the beach for a couple of hours, then ate our dinner at the picnic tables. I didn't get too many pictures, but when Joanna gets home with her camera tomorrow, I might post some that she took.
I guess I'm just a sentimental mommy!
Micah spent part of his time taking pictures of the birds, which is quite typical for him. You can see more of his bird pictures, including two other gull ones here: Nature Study: It's for the Birds!