Beach baby, give me your hand

Aaaand we’re back!

The beach was outstanding. Once Curly got over his dislike of the sand, he actually had fun at the beach and tried all sorts of new bad-for-him foods. But hey, it’s vacation and that’s part of what it’s all about.  We went shopping at the outlets, enjoyed the company of friends and family, road bikes, spent hours on the beach, and visited the boardwalk. We were lucky to have had perfect weather, a balmy 10 degrees lower than the heatwave back at home.

As for having a 14 month old at the beach, some things were easier than the first time and some things were harder. No longer is he willing to nap just anywhere, so our days were centered around getting him back to the house for a nap in the afternoon, typically a 2.5 hour chunk of the day. While he is quite happy to eat new foods and sit in a high chair at a restaurant, his attention span is very short so much of the time, either Strawberry or I would have to get up from the table and walk him around so the other one could finish eating. He was, of course, a lot more ‘fun’ this time and seeing him really take in our vacation activities was a joy. And lucky for us, one set of grandparents were with us so we were able to have a few date nights thrown in.

Here are a couple pictures, but we’re going to do a protected post a little later that show all our faces.

So much for the water shoes staying on

Our dog likes the beach, too

The only way he would willingly touch water

13 responses to “Beach baby, give me your hand

  1. Aw, he is so cute! Glad you had a good trip 🙂 We are taking our little guy for his first beach trip in a couple of weeks (he’s almost 7 months old). Fun!

  2. mamaandmummy

    Looks like fun! I love seeing little kids at the beach. That was hands down our favorite place to go as kids. Still is, actually. 🙂 What a great trip!

  3. I’m so glad you all had a good time! I know what you mean about the new restaurant theatrics–the other night we had to take our food to go as soon as they brought it out because the bean was (loudly) complaining about sitting in the highchair. Yay for toddlers!

  4. Adorable! Next summer we should try to coordinate our trips so we can hang out at the shore!

  5. I am glad to hear that you all had a great vacation. I can’t get over how cute he is!

  6. wishinghopingpraying

    It looks like you had a great time! He is getting so big. Adorable!

  7. Welcome home! I’m glad that your family vacation was such a blast.

  8. Love the photos! Our big guy loved the sand when we went on vacation (I have yet to post about it) but the little guy, NOT SO MUCH! ha! Always keepin it interesting.

    You are lucky to have a set of grandparents with you… we went solo and so our days ended promptly at 8pm. 🙂

    They are so fun at this age though aren’t they?

  9. The Professor

    Sounds like a fabulous vacation. Glad you all had such a fun time. And date nights too! Very cool.

  10. wow, he is sooooo cute!!! sounds like a lovely vacation!

  11. I’m glad you had such a fun trip! I love the pictures.

  12. Such cute pictures! I am glad the weather was so perfect.

  13. Could you send me the password? It seems I don’t have it…

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