So many times pictures just make me happy. Memories preserved on a camera can be brought back and a flood of happy emotions rush your mind. This little series of pictures does that for me. Lulu loves the ocean. But, mostly she loves the ocean creatures. Just like the frogs, geckos, and snails we housed during Camp Neena, she found these "things" incredible. She spent over an hour catching them with this device that would suck them out of the sand.
After they were captured she spent time examining them and talking baby talk to them. I must admit, I did not touch them. They were actually quite hideous. I believe one of the native beach combers told us they were ghost shrimp that wash up during certain seasons and times. We were there at the right time because if she would have had her way we would have been there all night searching through the wet sand with the self made plunger.
Even when you are 5 you realize the cycle of life. The shrimp were soon sent to their fate in the sky of circling gulls who quickly realized that this little princess was their dinner ticket.