Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Put'n On The Ritz!
A few days before Christmas a good friend of mine named Grace invited the boys and I to the beach. Grace's son Kai and Tanner are best-buds and we try to get them together as much as possible. Grace also has a precious daughter names Zoe who Gavin likes to follow around because, as everybody knows, "big kids are cool!"
I know I live on an island, Bahrain is a country surrounded by water which would lead one to believe that the island would have it's fair share of lovely waterfront. Sadly, due to land reclamation, there are very few beaches to visit. Go when Grace invited us we were VERY excited! This isn't just "any beach" this is "THE beach". FUN! Grace's family are members of the Ritz Carlton Bahrain which has the only (Non-royal) manicured beach on the island and beautiful lush gardens that rival Disneyland ;)
The kids had a blast digging for hermit crabs, walking to the island with Ronnie, building sand forts and eating popsicles! There were four boys all about the same age (6), Zoe (3) and Gavin (nearly 2).
We discovered that Gavin DOES NOT like sand on his feet. It was hilarious, I haven't seen my boy sit in one place that long since he was 4 months old!!! By the end of the day he couldn't stand watching the other kids have all the fun while he sat on the lounge chair... he released his "sand between the toes" fear and right before our eyes became one of the BIG kids!
A BIG thanks goes out to the Markley family for letting us use their last guest pass of the season!