Friday, June 5, 2009

The beach

A couple of weekends ago our family took a little "big" adventure. We introduced our kids to the beach, and oh what an introduction it was. That first moment of the children seeing the beach for the first time fit right in the list with watching your child take his first step or hear his first word. As we were driving to the beach, the kids asked tons of questions such as "Are there sharks in the water?" or "Will the crabs pinch us?"or "What if we get stung by a jellyfish?". They were beginning to get a little hesitant about this whole "beach thing." But one look at the ocean and it was love at first sight.

Simeon had no fear at all and would have stayed there all day if possible. He and Mark went out as far as allowed and battled the waves.

Abbi enjoyed looking at the water but was happier with the large sandbox at her disposal. She spent a little time in the water with Mark and then ventured out on her own, but as you can see once the water touched her...well, I'll just let the picture speak for itself.

Abe of course was just happy to be there. He loved the water and he loved the sand. What else could a boy ask for ( Maybe a dog? - that will be next)?


gina said...

LOVE THIS POST!!! The picture of Abbi running from the waves is perhaps one of the funniest I've seen in quite a while. Thanks for sharing your fun with us.

nGogo said...

That is what I was thinking too...this is a GREAT post. I love the picture of Abbi looking at the big ocean. I can feel how big it must have seemed to her. And what a cute sundress.

Jessi said...

What great memories! Thanks for sharing. It makes me long for the beach!

rebecca said...

That is a great pic of Abbi! Oh my goodness. I'm so glad you guys went and, mostly, had a good time.