no trip home to my parents is complete without a beach day. it doesn't matter what month or how chilly...our girls were made for the beach. we threw on sweats, grabbed the sand toys and pushed our return to the snow out of our minds. gracie chased wave after wave and maddie learned how to throw sand...a lot of it. this was the beach i went to growing up, i loved watching the girls discover that sea anemones squirt water when you poke them on the same rock i did. Grammie did the girls hair- we were pretty excited about maddie's first pony tail, it took a long 21 months to have enough hair for it!