Matthew let Brian (the instructor for the kayak building class) borrow his new kayak for a trip, so he didn't get to try it out until several days after it was finished. When he finally was able to take it for a paddle, the kids and I went down with him and played on the beach while he was out on the water.
The kids love going to the beach even when it's raining. One of their favorite activities there was trying to catch bullheads in the tidepools. Most of the time I was actually trying to stay dry while they were out playing around. I guess I've become a bit more of a rain weeny since moving away from Sitka. I did get pretty wet anyway as I ended up spending quite a bit of time with Connor while he was fishing.