My little one wants her legs buried under the sand and a mermaid tail formed over her lower half. She gently pats the sand and draws designs in her tail. We give her tiny shells to add to her decorations.
My husband and first grader dig a moat around a beach chair while I wander a bit to take in the sights. The dolphins appear again. The tide is out and they are having a nice meal out there.
This day recharges my battery and fills my soul.