Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Beachy Keen

This weekend was J's first visit to the ocean.  He has donned his bathing suit only twice before - swimming in the whirlpool bathtub at my parents and taking a quick evening dip in the pool (shaded, lukewarm water).  This trip was his first time listening to the surf, napping in the sand, and smelling tasting saltwater.  



He loved it.

Well, maybe love is a strong word.  Like?  No, that's not quite accurate.

He tolerated it.  Mostly.

On Saturday, we dipped him in the water only to hear a blood-curdling scream.  To his defense, the water was a bit chilly and it took our own breath away.  He expresses it a tad differently.  Making matters worse, I demanded T place him (sitting) in the sand where we spelled out his name.  Predictably, J face planted and enjoyed sand for an early afternoon snack.  He spent the rest of the afternoon napping under the makeshift shelter.

The next day, we were a bit more prepared and/or experienced.  After a quick trip to the store to purchase an actual beach umbrella, we set out.  Placing a tarp under our beach blankets, we avoided a second sand snack when J was rolling around happily.  We were determined to have him enjoy the water, so in we went.  Again, he let out a scream and began to cry.

However, shortly after, we all began to get used to the chilly water and it was fairly enjoyable!  In fact, the tears stopped, and we even captured a smile or two.



The best part of the weekend was ditching our tent and staying in a Marr.iott, lounging on the bed.  I wish every weekend was a beach weekend with my boys.


16 comments:

Gina said...

LOL - that picture with his legs in the air, screaming is priceless!!

Sugardrive said...

Looks like it was enjoyable - well...you
know...after the crying!

Stephanie said...

So cute, beaches are hard on babies- so many different things to explore!

zygotta said...

Ahhh, this sounds so cool - having a vacation for three (or four... or more :)))!

But for now,I am looking forward to the upcoming babymoon :)))

stephanie said...

so cute! I cannot wait until we can take our girls to the beach!!

Elana said...

Cute! That second picture is awesome. He'll be a total beach baby next time. They start to like eating sand though...watch out.

RAY J said...

LOL your post had me cracking up - too cute!

Andrea said...

That is the funniest picture! What a cutie!

Mrs. E said...

J is so adorable :) I'm glad you all had such a great weekend!

Natalie said...

hahaha. love the pic of him in the water. Jack was pissed the first time I took him into a pool too. Now he is turning into a little sea monkey....wait they don't really swim. Sounds like an awesome weekend!

Stephanie of Gumdrop Pass said...

Cute pictures! The one with his legs up and screaming - GREAT! :)

Baby Lately. said...

Ha! I love the one of him crying at the water. Little cutie!!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Such a cutie! I love the beach picture.

More Than Rubies said...

So cute! I haven't been to the beach in ages - and summer is practically over!

Tmuffin.com said...

These pictures are awesome! I love the one of you nursing him on the beach, and I love the one at the end. Crisp, white sheets are so nice after a hot day on the sand!

Callie said...

I love the first picture of you two! Hope you had a great time.