it's the girls spring break from school this week. it turns out that we didn't need to travel to the south to experience flip flops, riding around with the windows wide open, licking ice cream cones while wearing barely anything. it was 80 degrees yesterday (a good thing unless you have allergies and you feel like you are in a fog and your brain is working at 50%).
so the girls and i took a little field trip to sachuest point national wildlife refuge. we searched tidepools and lifted up seaweed to look for animals (my dad would be so proud). we found the tiniest crab i ever did see. the girls threw rocks in the water and i took lots of pictures. they were brave and i am happy that they aren't phased by climbing on the rocks and touching the sea creatures. they are getting older and more independent. and i couldn't be happier.