we all had a great time at the beach, coming & going as we pleased.
the weather ended up being great the whole time. i was worried as last year it was cold & the forecast had predicted rain, so i was concerned we wouldn't even be able to go outside, but fortunately it was perfect.
we hung out at the beach, checked out the tidepools & bbq'ed for dinner.
Mom came up on Mon to celebrate Z's birthday & brought a cake. VZ & M decided to do things up a bit & unbeknownst to me ended up being quite an affair, definitely memorabile for my big boy. we were down at the beach while they set up, we returned to have a late lunch & went over to the Z cabin. The girls had prepped it with streamers & balloons & surprised Z as he walked in the door. we brought the presents that had been mailed to us, so it was a great birthday party!
THANKS SO MUCH TO VZ & M!
on Tues everyone had to return back to their regular lives but we took the week off (& snuck Z out of school - i equate it to days off to improve his mental health (& mine!))