So Tim & I took today off and nastily put Rose in daycare so we could have a date day. It was awesome. We did some errands in the morning including upgrading our cellphones to the Verizon Chocolate. So far we love them! A combo MP3 player and phone. What could be better AND its one less gadget to carry around, recharge, worry about etc. And my fun, free ringtone sounds like a Donna Summer song from the 70's. Really, this phone is the greatest!
Then we zoomed to Wingaersheek Beach. It was such a perfect September day - clear skies, 75 degrees and a nice breeze. The water was about 1000 shades of turqouise and looked like the Carribean. There were more people there than we expected - I think due to Rosh Hoshannah. Anyway, we got a huge kick out of watching some kids plunk big huge rocks the size of a bag of flour into the water off these little cliffs and listening to some other big boys talk about how the green things in the water must be aliens. So we were laying on a humungous rock watching the swirling water in a crevasse as the tide came in, and failed to realize that the water was actually getting higher everywhere on the beach and that we were now stranded on said humongous rock. Hmmm. I just plunged in and the water was up to my knees. Did Tim warn me first that I might want to roll my pants up? Yep. Did I think I wouldn't need to? Yep. Should I have rolled my pants up? Yep. After witnessing this, Tim rolled his pants up over his knees and plotted the best route to a dry landing. However, his sunglasses messed up his depth perception so he was perched on a boulder the size of about 5 basketballs combined together for quite a while trying to decide what to do next. Finally he just decided to take the plunge and the water only came up mid-shin so it was much ado over the proverbial nothing.
It was very kind of Rose to give Tim & I this day together as its been a very long while since we did anything just the two of us. We even picked her up early from daycare and she came home and just walked and walked and walked. I think it might be safe to put her in a dress again as the danger of getting rugburn on her lower legs while crawling in shorts or dresses seems to be a thing of the past. You go Rose!