After being gone for five days, I wanted to do something fun with my kids. Candi called this morning and invited us to West Lake Beach with her, Hallie, and Reese for a picnic and afternoon of swimming, castle and moat building, and just plain fun. We had a great time. Ella loved the water, Christian and Sydnee found enjoyment in just playing together, I love seeing that as their mom. Who needs California beaches when we now found one in Iowa!