Once upon a time there was a little girl named Lulu who had a brother named Arnold. Lulu and Arnold were going on a vacation to the beach with their family. Their mom and dad and their dog, Woofie, were all going to the beach too. Lulu and Arnold were very excited because they had never been to the beach before. When they all got in the car Lulu asked what time they were going to get there and her mother told her that it would only take them one hour to get to the beach from where they lived and if Lulu and Arnold really liked the beach that they would come again the next weekend. Lulu fell asleep riding in the car, but Arnold stayed awake and played with his leappad and pet their dog Woofie. Soon they were at the beach, Lulu woke up and rubbed her eyes. Arnold was pushing on her arm and saying “we are here Lulu, wake up we are at the beach!” Lulu was very excited, she looked around but she did not see the beach anywhere all she saw were trees and sand and a little shower right next to the cars and the parking lot. She told Arnold to leave her alone and wake her up when they were actually there. Lulu’s mother said, “no Lulu we are actually here, it is time to go, grab your hat, we have to walk from the parking lot to the beach” Lulu was excited like Arnold now. So she and Arnold hurried out of the car and were getting Woofie a drink of water while their parents got all their beach things together. “Let’s go!” Their father said, and they walked down to the beach. When they got there Lulu said, “wow it is so beautiful!” And Arnold said, “I can’t wait to get in the water, I will race you to the water Lulu” so they both ran down to the edge of the water and Arnold jumped in, but Lulu only put one toe in the water. She was a little nervous. She watched Arnold jumping around in the water for a little while and then decided that it must be fine. So she got in the water. Arnold splashed her and she splashed him back and they began having such a fun time. Arnold loved playing in the water and began trying to collect shells he found. Lulu was having fun jumping over the waves when they would come on the seashore. Once Arnold got bored with picking out his shells, he asked Lulu if she would want to make a great big sandcastle. Lulu said that that sounded like fun and she agreed to help him build one. Arnold insisted that the sandcastle must have a moat around it, and that the castle have at least three towers. Lulu agreed and they began building the castle. Once they were finished they ran over to their parents who were laying under their umbrellas and said that they were ready to eat lunch. Lulu and Arnold’s parents had brought some really yummy ham sandwiches and goldfish and fruit roll ups for desert. They were excited to go back into the ocean once they finished their lunches. Lulu and Arnold ran back to the ocean and brought Woofie with them. They all took turns jumping over the waves that came on shore and then decided to run back and forth down the beach with Woofie who thought that running on the beach was great fun. They found a tennis ball lying in the beach and three it in the water and Woofie swam to catch it and bring it back. Then their parents called them and told them it was time to go home. One the way home, Lulu and Arnold talked all about how much fun they had at the beach and insisted that they go back the next weekend. They stopped on the way home and ordered a few sandwiches and then arrived back home right after the sunset. After Lulu and Arnold brushed their teeth and had their baths, they were very tired. Their eyes were heavy, but as their parents were tucking them into bed they both thought about how much fun they had at the beach and made each of their parents promise again to take them back to the beach. Their parents promised again that they would. And as they were closing their eyes they remembered what a fun time they had had that day. They drifted off to sleep and dreamed about the beautiful ocean.