A couple weeks ago, prior to Memorial day, a friend invited me and the kids to the "beach" in our town. (It's a sandy river bank.) Willing to do just about anything to converse with another adult...I packed the kids up and we headed to the beach.
It ended up being a great afternoon with great weather. The kids had fun, and we all got out of the house. And Wardie got to throw a TON of sand.