Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Such A Beautiful Day For The Beach!

Today was such a glorious day! We've been having such unusually cool weather this summer and two days ago was the first day all summer that there was no gloom in the morning- the day dawned clear and bright! So yesterday we headed to the beach with a bunch of our friends for a playdate!

No, I'm not blogging that beach trip yet... I'm not that fast! I am, however, in the mood to post some beach pictures and next on my list happens to be a beach day! A beach day that took place on a cold and gloomy June day. Nothing like yesterday!

It started out okay... it was a little chilly, but not enough to scare us off! We were having a Great-Grammy Day and we were going to enjoy it! So Jack, Sam and I headed to the beach along with my mom and Luke, Grammy, Aunt Linnette, Danielle, Sarah, Avah, Auntie Sandra, Allie and Luciano! Jack was so excited to get to go to the beach with all his "friends"!
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Then Jack remembered that playing in the sand wasn't the only thing to do at the beach...

Danielle offered to take the kids down to the water while I fed Sam, and Jack was so excited to get to put his feet in the water! As soon as I was done feeding Sam I followed to take a few photos. As soon as I started clicking, I saw Jack get knocked off-balance by a wave. It was a very small wave, but small is all it takes to knock over my little klutz!
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I didn't get a photo of him actually falling, though, because my heart was in my throat... I know all too well how easy it is to get tossed about once you lose your footing. Add that to Jack's difficulty in keeping his footing under normal circumstances, and he could very easily have been taken in by the waves! Luckily, though, Danielle was quick to 'catch' him and help him back to his feet, so all he suffered was getting a little nervous, wet, cold, and very very sandy!

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Nervous though he was, he still wasn't done with the water! He didn't argue when we told him that the rule was that he was only allowed in the water if he was holding someone's hand. By then, grandma had come down to the water and he was only too happy to hold her hand!

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Of course, holding her hand didn't keep him from losing his balance! I am so not exaggerating when I say that this kid falls down more times than I can count on a regular basis!

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Note the huge smile on his face! Yes, he was just fine, not as nervous now that he had a strong hand to hold to keep his head above water! Soon, though, his teeth started chattering and we couldn't deny that it was not only not the perfect beach weather, but it was darn cold!!! So we headed back up to eat lunch and play in the sand a little bit more before it was time to go home.

Oh, and Sam? He was having a sleepy day, so this is the only picture I got of him that day!

1 comment:

  1. I love grand-cousin days!