Last Tuesday we had some stunning weather, so the kids and I played hookey from housework and spent a few hours at the beach. It was heavenly! Evie is old enough now to entertain herself, she made friends with a cute kid and built sandcastles. I sat with Dex in the pram for a bit, and then let him crawl in the wet sand (which he loved and didn't even try to eat!). We ended our date with a rainbow paddle-pop and hot chips, classic!