Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Building Sand Castles for my Birthday

We were able to fly away to
for New Years and my birthday
(the only way to get a year older!)
I went down to the beach with
my daughter and two of the grandchildren
to play in the sand.

Having a bag full of sand toys
and finding a mount of sand we
decided to have fun and build a
huge sand castle.

It was turning out so well that
I had to send my daughter back
up the hill to the house to get
the camera!

The castle is ruled over by
this huge fire-breathing dragon

and his little baby dragon who
is protected inside the castle walls.

One of the kid's favorite things
to get down here in Mexico is
Kinder Eggs
and they had Despicable Me
characters in them.  Agnes
gives a perspective of the size of the
sand castle.

The minions give some perspective too.

But you can get the best perspective with
some of the builders posing behind it.

It was a day full of fun
while the others went to swim with
whale sharks!

I said this was the greatest
sandcastle I had ever built.  It 
wouldn't have been possible 
without some great sand toys!


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Happy Birthday:) I love making them with my little ones too..and they love Minions:)
    You place in Mexico sounds idyllic.

  2. Wishing you a very happy birthday ;-)
    That is one awesome and large sand castle!


  3. Happy Belated Birthday, Jacqueline. Another one for me approaching in ten days. ;-)
    Your time on the beach in the middle of winter sounds idyllic. I grew up near the beach and building sand castles is one of my favorite memories. Don't think we ever built one as grand at yours.
    Happy, Happy to you all year long……Sarah

  4. Looks like a great way to spend your B-Day! I love the dragons:@)

  5. Have a blessed New Year Maam Jacquie and an absolutely FAB birthday.

    More blessings, good health and long life.

    GB you and your family.

    Enjoy the best of everything.

    Hugs from D´Box,
    /CC girl

  6. Jacqueline,
    LOVE the sand Castle! WE make those every summer at the Oregon Coast, it is tradition. Kinder Eggs! I wish they were not illegal in the US. I swear, the minions from despicable me were designed with a Kinder Egg toy container in mind! They look just like them! We thought that when the first movie came out! We eat as many as we can when we are in Germany!
    Happy Late Birthday, I think I know what YOU want!

  7. Happy Birthday Jacqueline !
    I hope your birthday celebration in Mexico is wonderful! One day you are in snow and the next day you are off to the beach!
    The sand castle looks like it was lots of fun to create. Great design!
    Katherine S.

  8. Totally adorable - love the addition of Agnes and the minions. Happy Birthday!!!

  9. Happy Birthday, Jacqueline! What a perfect way to enjoy it, too! Such sweet looking their smiles.
    I'll have to look for some of those little Despicable Me toys...too cute!

    Sarah & I share our birthday in 10 days, so we must all be Capricorns!
    That explains everything! LOL

    Happy Hugs,

  10. Happy Birthday Jacqueline! We are sand castle builders too, and I must remember that dragon and her baby for a future design! Don't you just love minions? I hope your birthday was wonderful, and that your year is too. Linda

  11. There is nothing better than a day at the beach with grandkids. Happy Birthday and good wishes for a healthy and Happy New Year.

  12. I love building sand castles. And, yours looks like the very best birthday sand castle ever.♥

  13. Happy belated birthday Jackie. Your family trip looks like so much fun, what could be more fun than building sand castles with lived ones. The smiles on their faces shows how they are loving this fun activity. The dragon is so cute, along with the Despicable characters. My daughter also has a birthday this month. Cheers to you!

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  15. What a wonderful birthday and sandcastle building talent you shared with us and your grands! May it be the happiest year ever.

  16. Happy Birthday! What a great place to celebrate! Love your sand castle too. Hope 2014 is a great year for you and your family. God bless.

  17. That is an awesome sand castle. I love it!! Looks like you had a great Birthday!

  18. Now that's a sand castle!! What a great way to spend the New Year and your Birthday. Hope it was a fabulous time.

    Birthday blessings, Edie Marie


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