Last weekend, we’d asked Ethan to choose where he wanted to go, since Pete had a long holiday weekend (Agong’s birthday). At first, Ethan was undecided, but then he later announced that he wanted to go to the beach.
I told him that if he wanted to go to the beach, he would have to wake up very early, and he would also be responsible to wake everyone up, so that we could reach the beach early. The previous weekend, cousin Jonathan (from KL) went to the beach too, but Ethan declined because he said it was TOO HOT.
Anyway, on Saturday morning, at approximately 6:30a.m., I was awakened by Ethan at the foot of my bed, saying, “Mommy, wake up! Time to go to the beach!” At 6:30a.m. I tell you!
Well, despite waking up so early, we got ready and arrived at the beach at about 9:45a.m. That’s considered very early for our standards. The sun was still warm (not baking hot), and the sea was inviting. We chose a rather secluded beach that was not too rocky, and that was not too popular with tourists. Slapped on copious amounts of sunblock on top of the layer I put on them at home and we were all set!
The kids got to play with the Rio beach ball Ethan had won in a magazine contest.
Ethan and Hannah immediately wanted to go and play with the waves. But as soon as the waves licked their feet, Hannah was screaming, “Carry me, Mommy!” and she wanted to return to our umbrella. (see that pout?)
Ethan, meanwhile, had a LOT of fun with the waves, showing totally no fear whatsoever.
Hannah preferred to steer clear from the water’s edge, and play with her plastic cup, scooping up the sand and pouring it out.
We definitely need to get more sand-castle building tools for them the next time we visit the beach.
Ethan said, “Daddy and Mommy, thank you for bringing us to the beach today! I had a LOT of fun!! Please, can we go again? Please please?”
Of course we can, darling…and hopefully soon! Can you believe that it was the FIRST time Ethan and Hannah had been to the beach in Penang? 😛