Today we dodged the rain and almost tropical thunder storms and got a couple of hours on the beach at Berck - on the North Coast of France.
Mike and I relaxed in the sun. Rachel ran around like a headless chicken enjoying all the space and freedom.
Of course this picture of family tranquility lasted a mere half an hour before her need to be entertained arrived; but with a stick and sand at hand I had no worries.
I tasked Rachel with making the biggest letter R she could on the sand.
She started large for paper/small for beach but quickly progressed.
There was a sizeable bubble written R; and then a massive footprint R which took at least half a dozen attempts.
An hour of fun and creativity and learning; what more could you want?
Give it a go yourself; it's so much fun.
This post is being linked up at the all year round carnival: summer. Go see other summer fun ideas at http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/all-year-round-blog-carnival-summer.html
We are thrilled to have had this fun activity listed at