What the beach did have going for it was the sand. Even on the hottest days, it never got hot enough to burn your feet (Yes, really. I know, I can't get over it either). Also, no matter where we were on the beach, the sand was always the perfect consistency for making castles. While on the beach, the kids were happy to stay on shore while Adam and I took turns getting our swim on. Of course, William did enjoy jumping in the waves on occasion, and Jadzia ran in and out just getting her toes wet.
Back in the great white north, today we played in the snow and went skating. My mom asked William what he liked better, swimming in the pool and ocean, or the ice and snow. His answer was immediate and enthusiastic: "Snow! Snow! Snow!"