All this week Matilda has been reminiscing about Daddy's picnic. I gave Matilda a few options and let her choose what we would do for Tim on Fathers Day. Predictably, she choose a picnic on the beach. What we learned from this trip was that beach picnics with a toddler are grittier than you can imagine. No surprise considering that she goes from zero to sandy in 30 seconds flat. It was our first real tide pool mucking trip with Matilda and she was thrilled by all the snails, hermit crabs and anemones we got to touch.