One of the coolest kid toys I've seen in awhile was instantly useful this day was now Jared was really sick from whatever Lukas and I had, so we went to (of course) the beach to give Jared time to rest. And this awesome funnel is split into sides for water/sand to give it a perfect consistency with which to decorate or build castle walls. Shoot, even I enjoyed playing with the thing. We had a great time at the beach-- one of those perfect moment kind of evenings-- just laughing together, playing together, no stress...well...except that one nasty potty run to the portable klo (HATE those) but even that wasn't SO bad, and the water was even remotely warm (not freezing! YAY!) and the sun was out. In October. I love living here!