Sunday, March 30, 2014

First Beach Day of the Year

Austin's first official beach day was last July in Ponte Vedra and he made it as clear as the crystal blue water that he is a definite Florida babe. Of course he couldn't walk then, so our time and activities at the beach were pretty limited. He did enjoy sprawling out with daddy under the umbrella with his bottle and a few toys, as well as dipping his baby toes in the water!
Austin's second trip to the beach was just a few months ago- but it was very short lived. After a mini photoshoot with his cousin Tyler, he romped in the sand for a bit and then we left after they both had meltdowns.

This afternoon we went with grandma to the beach for a hot minute before we decided that we were way too under staffed to keep up with Austin's big ideas. He kept checking in on the blonde toddler next to us- I think her parents were less than pleased. They had the neatest little tent overhang and I had to literally sit down and talk myself out of buying one as soon as we got home. It was something like this- too cool! Today Austin wasn't interested in the water, his main concern was throwing sand and collecting shells. And eating bananas out of grandma's hand. Heads up, don't let your one year old feed himself at the beach if you can help it. This banana almost turned into a crunchy mess.

Currently our beach bag contains pretty standard stuff that you'd expect to be thrown in when beaching it with babies. I have found that water shoes are an extreme win. I was the only one whining today about the hot sand, and I don't have to scan the ground for possible ouchies when Austin is wearing them. Obviously snacks and water are a necessity, along with baby sunscreen and a fun toy! A simple bucket and shovel are perfect for a baby/toddler to collect treasures!

It was a beautiful day and we were even able to make it over to the park afterwards. Pretty sure I made a mental note like point two seconds after getting out of the car to never go back during the weekend. I think everyone, their mothers, and their germ infested four year olds came out to play this afternoon. Guess everyone is just as ready as we are for this weather and Spring season!
Now, who will be joining me for the Walking Dead finale tonight? #daryldixoniloveyou

Have a great week, folks!

1 comment:

  1. Had a beautiful day and last day of Spring Vacation with my daughter and grandson!