There were several tropical storms going on out in the Atlantic when we first arrived in Hilton Head. So on Sunday, with questionable clouds and lots of wind, I decided to keep the camera inside and just be a mommy and enjoy myself on the beach. So, somehow, there are no pictures from day two, Sunday.
Monday was day 3. The storms had blown on by the South Carolina area by now and left GORGEOUS skies. The kids LOVE for Daddy to dig them a great big hole in the sand. But Shawn always has to do things better and better. He dug a big hole on Sunday. We returned to the hole on Monday, and Shawn began the excavation of Fort Pace.
Oh my word. We were the envy of all the beach. I hope that the scale of the super wide angle lens gives the size of this thing some justice! It was huge and awesome.
My kids are so spoiled in this regard. They have absolutely no idea that all daddies don't play with them all day long while they visit the beach. We don't lie down and sleep. Or read. Or chill when we visit the beach. Daddy is playing with them almost every single moment. And I do a whole lot as well, though I'm not nearly as fun as Daddy. But even more so, they have NO IDEA that all daddies don't dig 12 foot wide forts in the sand for the kids to play fort in all week. I hope that some day they do appreciate what he does for them.
She decided she needed to punch the waves...
He was LOVING beach at the beach... but it is funny how nearly every single image I have of him has such a stern look on his face...
He decided the fort border needed the seagrass for protection.
Fort Pace in all its glory!
She LOVES loves LOVES to be chased. giggles galore.
She can push my buttons like no other, but man, do I love her!
She is VERY particular.
I am convinced this child can do the crab walk faster than he can run.
I am just struck by how she is smiling HUGE in nearly every photo. We don't ask our kids to smile for pictures... these smiles are all 100% authentic of the moment!
So the tide comes up... We warned him that the tide may come up far enough to get in the fort. And for a while, all was well while it was just a moat...
But then the tide came far enough to go OVER the outer defense walls... and let's just say, it did not go over so well. He was SO upset. Devastated. And ironically... this is the only day that the tide even came near the fort for the rest of the week. The storms must have pushed the tide a little further up the beach. If only we'd waited one day to build Fort Pace.