Last Friday was a scorching hot day and I was lucky enough to have some rare time alone with our eldest girl after school so we hit the beach to cool off. She’s always so busy with after school activities. It is rare indeed to get relaxed, happy photos of this complicated girl of ours. These images mean so much to me seeing her having fun playing in the sand and totally relaxed. The beach and the water is definitely a place for our family to calm down. I know that when she’s tired or in a terrible mood fighting with everyone, we just need to go to the beach and I can feel the whole family sigh and relax.