3 Boys + A Beach = Summer Fun!

Letting loose 3 boys at a beach on a summer’s day =  loads of summer fun!

Matthew and his two cousins had a ‘blast’ at the beach this weekend!

The scorching hot temperatures of the last week dropped as a potential summer storm brought in strong north winds and the ‘waves!’

Boys ready to hit the waves

Surf’s up!

Boys riding the waves

The boys loved the high waves…note the life jackets.

They were not so keen to don them…but I was not taking any chances…safety rules!

Every year the winter waves wash up something up on to the shore for us to discover…a shovel, golf club and even a pair of prescription sunglasses…this year it was a tire!

Fun to roll around and sit in!

A found tire on the beach can be the perfect seat

The boys were also busy helping me build the annual ‘summer bonfire pit.’

Our bonfire 'masterpiece'

Roasting marshmallows, making Dairy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free S’Mores and ‘Spider Dogs’ are all on the menu for the bonfire! I really want to make Dairy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free ‘Banana Boats’ this year! Anyone remember those from Girl Guide Camp?

Every year the winter waves steal our ‘masterpiece’ out to the lake or submerge them in the beach only for the boys to rediscover them in the lake or stuck in the sand!

My favourite memory so far this summer happened last week. My youngest nephew, noticed a broken brick along the shoreline. “Aunt Susie…we could do something with that brick. I know…we could put candles in it.”, he explained excitedly! And that is just what we did!

First summer project...candle centrepiece

With an urn rescued from the garage shelf, some sand from the beach, decorated with the boys’ favourite rocks, shells and pieces of ‘sand glass’ found on the beach…my nephew’s summer centerpiece ‘came to life’! Something from nothing!

A day of ‘battling the waves’ and ‘digging in the sand’ was the perfect remedy for busy boys to expend some of their energy on a much more ‘heat tolerant’ summer day!

How do the boys celebrate the ending of an exhausting afternoon of sun, waves and treasure hunting for rocks?

Homemade Dairy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Lemonade Popsicles

Homemade Dairy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Lemonade Popsicles! Click here for the recipe.

P.S. Now you may be wondering where the fourth boy is…my eldest son Michael. He was taking a weekend course to obtain his Assisted Water Safety Instructor’s course at the local YMCA. By the way, he passed! Just has to get in 8 hours of volunteer instruction before the end of July. He has, however,  chosen to do 10 hours to work towards the next level…Water Safety Instructor’s Course. Thankfully, the pool where his brother and cousins are currently taking swimming lessons has many opportunities for him to fulfill this portion of the course.

You guessed it…upon his arrival home, his first question was, “Can I go in?”...you betcha!

Michael riding the waves

Ta dah! Quite the showman!

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