DH is basically not an outdoor person, he very much prefers to stay at home or bring the kids to the mall. I remember my childhood days, when I was young, my father used to bring us to East Coast Park for a swim. I love family outings and always looking forward to it.
Now that I have started my own family, I like to them to be near nature, to learn to appreciate the tiny little things in life, and not simply be attracted to electronic games/TV programs. I'm glad to say that I've successfully "converted" DH to be more outdoor going :-)
The siblings cooperated and dug a big hole, hoping to fill it up when the tide comes in.
My dainty little girl, initially whining about the sand in her shoes, but soon got used to it and decided to join in the fun.
My boring old man, playing iPad at the beach :'-|
Have to be fair to DH, don't want to do an injustice to him, he "dumped" his iPad and played frisbee with the kids :-)
That's my dog's frisbee by the way, we bought a few from Australia when DH was studying there. We've tried many different types of frisbee, from "branded" (with much rave and great reviews) to simply no brands, and we found that this suit us best. It is light weight and easy on the grip (for both dog and human). As it wears and tears relatively fast, I got brother K to buy as many as he could when he visits Australia. And when we travelled to Australia for our own holiday again, we will wipe up whatever we can find at the store. Over the years, we bought over 2 dozens (4 more left in our storeroom now).
Not much food variety at the beach so I always try to prepare some simple food for our lunch/dinner there. It is usually fried bee hoon as I find it very versatile, adding whatever ingredients I have sitting in my fridge. Whenever I cook a one pot dish, I prefer to add in more veggies but DH prefers his been hoon "plain". And I think I've been cooking this too regularly, so much so that DH is requesting that I stop cooking this for a while :P
Honestly speaking, I don't think there are too much ingredients, I'll very much prefer to add more but I was left with just some cabbage and a small carrot. Anyway, food is secondary. Most importantly, the family had a great time bonding together :-)