Surprise, Surprise we went to the beach today...M, Nahum, little Zev, and I...we made it down the crazy flight of stairs all together, in one piece, with our beach gear. I had been avoiding this beach because I can't use the beach buggy but today I gave it a go (since the playgroup is meeting there tomorrow-and I don't want to miss it!!). Totally easy, one on the back in the ergo, one on the front/side in sling-two bags on one arm and a free hand for Nahum to hold while crossing through the parking lot. It sounds like a lot but it really isn't. Although people do give me the strangest looks and always say, "looks like a handful"-I mean, come on, there are plenty of mama's out there with more kids then I have...I am not setting records here. Anyway, my spectacle and I found a spot and totally enjoyed ourselves. On the way to said spot I saw a pink snow white kite left behind and thought...I should try and fly it...but decided not to because I wanted to put my toes in the frigid water instead. A bit later I look around and see a man in his 60's or so with only his wife, flying the pink snow white kite. They were totally having the time of their life. They were both working out the knots and tangles (which is why it was probably left behind) and it was so great to watch them enjoying themselves with the kite. When we were leaving they were waiting for the bus...with the pink barbie kite in tow!! I vow to be that spontaneous and youthful when I am their age.