One morning late last week, we pulled on our swimsuits and packed up our beach towels. Mikey found his bucket and filled it with his beach toys, putting it in the basket alongside some snacks and water bottles. We left the apartment and waited outside for the bus that would take us most of the way to the beach.
The bus dropped us off a ten minute walk away from the lake shore. We walked beneath bridges holding up busy streets and made our way to the sand, finding ourselves a spot to claim right by the water. The sun was still bright and strong but the air is cooler by the lake, giving us a little break from the heat trapped between buildings back in our neighbourhood.
Mikey spent hours digging holes in the sand, building sandcastles and throwing sand back into the lake. Occasionally looking out into the lake and exclaiming, “The water is just so big!” or noticing small boats, before returning to the important work of sandcastle moat construction.
Sometimes you look at your children and realise how big they’ve grown already. This was one of those moments, while watching him play I felt as though I were seeing what he will look like in 5 years or even as an adult. With his thick straw-coloured hair and long limbs.
*Photos taken using the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic