Due to ridiculous 100* heat around here, we packed up and went to the beach last weekend for a day trip. We ended up at Port Hueneme State Park in Ventura.
I was a little skittish about going to the beach, as we've tried before and William was NOT impressed, but this time we came prepared with a bucket and shovel! It made all the difference! The beach toys were a huge hit and he played in the sand for about 2 hours before he started yawning. His favorite game was watching Ryan build sand buildings and then knocking them down.
All in all, it was a really good day. The weather was wonderful (70*) and it was just a great family day. I think we'll definitely be doing this more in the future!