Last weekend we spent our time at the Beach in Ocean City, MD as well as at Assateague Island with two other families in our ward. We had such a great time! Friday was a beautiful day in Ocean City! We spent the entire afternoon enjoying the sand, sun, and water! It was the perfect weather. Seth loved the water. In fact, the little dare devil wanted to go out to where the kids were playing with the boogie boards. He just didn't realize how much stronger the waves are that far out! Todd took him out a little ways and after getting splashed by some larger waves, he was ready to play on the shore with mommy again. The kids also enjoyed feeding all their snacks to the seagulls!
As we were heading back to our vehicles, guess who got separated from us?! Karsten. Somehow he hadn't seen where we were standing waiting for the guys to go get the cars so we wouldn't have to carry all our stuff so far. A huge group like us isn't hard to hide! He thought we had all walked back to where we had parked and was headed that way, except he was on the wrong block. After nearly walking from one side of the island to almost the other (maybe 3/4 a mile) a lady had noticed him walking alone and stopped to ask if he was lost. He told her he was looking for where we had parked. After some reassurance, she took him to a nearby restaurant where the police were notified of a lost child. Now during this time we had realized Karsten was lost and had begun searching on our own. Our immediate searching didn't turn up anything, so that's when we approached a firman who was on the boardwalk and notified him of our missing child. Luckily, as soon as we described Karsten, the fireman said he was found and then we were eventually reunited. I was not too worried about Karsten because he is a smart kid. He told me he would have come back to the beach if the lady hadn't stopped to help. I thank Heavenly Father for all the kind people looking out for others!