The Beach Visit That Never Ended – The Finale

Operation Ring Retrieval – Success!

Obviously, this was the best part of the day. The sun wasn’t so harsh, I had my ring and we could fool around with the metal detector looking for other treasures. Unfortunately, all SAJ found was the nickel I threw in the sand earlier to test the sensitivity of the detector. I secretly wish I wouldn’t have returned Metal Detector 1.0 for future treasure hunts. Oh well…

When I arrived at the beach earlier and spent some time mapping out my plan, Arnie the lifeguard suggested using a colander to help sift through the sand. Luckily, SAJ hadn’t left her house yet, so I called and asked if she would bring a colander.

When she arrived at our spot, I had already found the ring and completed my numerous victory laps around the sand. Did I mention Arnie the lifeguard brought tons of orange cones to block off my Operation Ring Retrieval area? He was the best.

Little did we know that the colanders would be such a hit with the kiddos. Wito was obsessed with red one – he couldn’t get enough of it. These are my favorite photos of the day. Thanks to SAJ for capturing the shots!


  1. BeachMama

    April 26, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    I was expecting photos of the Great Arnie! You may have to go back down to the beach and get photos of Arnie just for us to see the hero. He would probobly love it. How wonderful that you got your ring back and had a great adventurous tale to tell. You and SAJ should plan something one day a week just to see what unfolds :).

  2. Erin Rae

    April 26, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    Hilarious re-enactment.

    You two totally crack my shit up.

    And I have to admit, since I knew the ring was safe, all I could think when I saw the pics was, “are those the cute Old Navy shorts whoorl referenced before?!?”

    Those bermudas are from J. Crew. I lurrve them.

  3. Danielle

    April 26, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Yay for (1) the return of the ring, (2) aDORable babies, and (3) cute bermuda shorts. I wish I was skinny enough for bermuda shorts. Bastards.