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Tide Is High

Though school started Tuesday last week, it was a busy one for my son.
It is eventful indeed as he levelled up in his reading and he got a cetificate. Yay on all those.

Then add violin lessons, reading every night and his taekwondo lessons too.
Then they will have those phonics exams next month and they are preparing for it in school.

He is just 5 and yet his life is so hectic already!

Sometimes I think that its too much.
So when we have time I just let him play. Just play.
I wont get mad at the sand in him, I wont get mad at the mud or when his clothes get wet!
I will just let him be, a child that needs to relax.

So one day after school with his school pants/trousers still on we went to the beach.
It was a wee bit late than our usual visit but with the weather being nice its okay. People are still there enjoying the water.
And there is water as its high tide!

He was so happy to just go and chase the waves and let the wave chase him.
At one point the tide is rising so fast it caught him in his bike haha!

A wash for his Fred (bike)! That bike has been through a lot!

After more playing in the sand, its time to go. But not until we washed all those sand from his crocs.
Luckily the fountain is empty. He actually wanted to rinse his bike too =P

Enticing actually. Now I just realized I might need to rinse Fred as he might get rust form the salty sea water.

Seeing him enjoy the night and the water is something. I saw him light up differently.
Today he is back in school and will probably be as busy again. I hope to always squeeze moments like this.
And again I am so thankful and I appreciate that we live near the beach as relaxing is always just steps away from home.



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( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 10th, 2016 06:30 am (UTC)
Gorgeous photos. How lovely to live so close to the beach that you can pop there after school. x #letkidsbekids
Bavarian Sojourn
May. 10th, 2016 08:08 am (UTC)
Good old Fred, he sounds like the best companion! Gorgeous photos Merlinda! :)
May. 10th, 2016 10:59 am (UTC)
Such lovely photos from your time at the beach. It really does look very different with the tied up. Great to see that high tide hasn't stopped your fun, That little bike really is getting a good wash down. See you at country kids on Saturday. Popping by today from #Pointshoot and #Letkidsbekids
May. 14th, 2016 05:02 pm (UTC)
thanks for linking to #CountryKids
May. 10th, 2016 11:32 am (UTC)
It's so lovely to see children just playing naturally and free. Looks like he had a great time on a gorgeous day.
Thanks for sharing with #LetKidsBeKids
May. 10th, 2016 12:34 pm (UTC)
Point Shoot
Beautiful pictures and great light. I love the contrast with the blast of colour from the red bike!
May. 10th, 2016 04:06 pm (UTC)
Tide Is High
What a lovely set of photos :-)
Cascia Talbert
May. 10th, 2016 07:21 pm (UTC)
Sometimes we just have to let our kids play and be kids and not worry about dirty clothes. I love that you let him play on the beach and just be a kid. They grow up way too quickly! Have a terrific afternoon.
Kim Carberry
May. 10th, 2016 07:51 pm (UTC)
Aww! How lovely! Sometimes we do need to just let our children play, especially after a busy day at school. It looks like he had a great day x
Baby Isabella
May. 10th, 2016 08:58 pm (UTC)
Dear Mummy Blog
Stunning photos! You are so lucky to live by the sea! We are always trying to squeeze the last daylight hours in the summer months. He has one hectic schedule ;) #LetKidsBeKids #PointShoot xx
May. 10th, 2016 11:48 pm (UTC)
Love these - especially the ones of the bike in the ocean. So important to find time to relax and play - looks like your son had great fun! x
May. 11th, 2016 06:46 am (UTC)
Seize the day !
Great to grab some playtime when you can - that is what the memories are made of :) #whatevertheweather
May. 11th, 2016 09:29 am (UTC)
I knoe life is so hectic for kids especially once they are at school. We were out all weekend and had to get homework done on Sunday evening. I wish life would slow down. Sarah #WhateverTheWeather
May. 12th, 2016 09:59 am (UTC)
Looks so Michelin on the beach with the bike. So much fun being a kid isn't it #pointshoot
May. 12th, 2016 10:41 am (UTC)
Love your photos, you're very lucky living so close to the beach. Life does seem very busy for little ones these days, it makes a bit of outdoor time so important! #whatevertheweather
May. 12th, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)
What a fun idea! It certainly looks as though your little one enjoyed himself :) #PointShoot #Whatevertheweather
Stephanie Jefferson
May. 14th, 2016 04:36 am (UTC)
Gosh your boy sure has a full schedule, glad you had time to just let him be!
May. 14th, 2016 12:53 pm (UTC)
Looks like great fun! That big smile says it all! What a lovely time enjoying the seaside. #CountryKids
May. 14th, 2016 05:25 pm (UTC)
Beautiful photos as always! This post has made me want to more to the seaside even more now! #countrykids
May. 15th, 2016 04:50 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous photos! You're a fantastic mum for making sure you get play time at the beach as well, unstructured play is so important too and he (and Fred!) clearly enjoyed himself! Looks like a lovely evening for a beach visit. Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x
May. 15th, 2016 08:34 pm (UTC)
Lovely pictures! It sounds like he really appreciates the time he gets to be silly and have fun. Once mine are older i can imagine them having a busy schedule too bless them. Theres so many clubs to join! Play time is so important #whatevertheweather
May. 16th, 2016 10:20 am (UTC)
Weston looks so much nicer than when I lived down that way, the seafront was never this gorgeous back in the 80s and 90s!

Thanks for linking up with Point + Shoot xx
May. 16th, 2016 11:53 am (UTC)
Awww it's so good you can squeeze in moments like this. Such gorgeous photos too!!!! It does sound like he's so busy, but amazing that he does so many extra curricular things that he enjoys. It's so good to let them just play though isn't it, to get messy and to just be free. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather x
Erin Vincent
May. 17th, 2016 02:58 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous Photos and such a lovely day!
Brighton Mama
May. 19th, 2016 02:35 pm (UTC)
Ah this is lovely. I love your writing and smile when I read your words. I agree, let kids be kids. I *try* to let my son just play for as long as possible. He was jumping in puddles yesterday and accidently fell in one and was soaking wet, poor thing. But at least he had fun with the jumping part. I love your photos at the seafront, Sebastian always looks like he's having a wonderful time. Thanks for joining in with #MyFavouriteTrip Polly x

Sara Murray (mumturnedmom)
May. 24th, 2016 02:06 pm (UTC)
Good old Fred, enjoying the waves too! Love these photos, what a lovely trip to the beach x
Emma Day
Jun. 12th, 2016 10:52 am (UTC)
I love how these photos tell a story and you can almost feel the sun setting on the day. Beautiful photos. Thanks for linking up to #CheckOutThatView
New linky up now x
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