Saturday, July 14, 2007

Fun in the Sun

We took Gabriella to the beach for the first time today. She absolutely LOVED it. She enjoyed running around in the sand, splashing in the water and she even sat for a few minutes playing with the sand toys and in the "mud". She's going to share her mommy and daddy's love of the beach. What's the most shocking about the trip? She wore the hat the ENTIRE time!! I think there was so much to distract her that she didn't notice it as much. It helped that it tied too so that the few times she did try to get it off, it didn't come right off. We're going on a beach vacation for 5 days over Labor Day so I feel better knowing that she is going to have fun and it wasn't as frenetic as I feared since she will play in the sand which lets mommy and daddy sit for a bit.

She saw the water and took off toward it. Then she just laughed and laughed at the waves. Thankfully, it was a nice, calm day which isn't always the case on the east coast.

We had such a fantastic day. All the years I longed for a child, one of the biggest mental images I had was spending the day at the beach with them. I grew up going to this beach that we went to today, so it's a dream come true indeed.

Is this what they call a beach hangover?


Kim said...

So cute - looks like you guys had a great time!! I love the hat - and I'm glad you were able to enjoy the day as much as Miss G.!!

Farrah said...

Awe right Alleen ya'll had a great time, And too see mrs G loved it is even better...Yeah for ya'll!
When we went Madisyn wasn't walking yet, So she didn't enjoy it as much but we will take her back! The pics are too cute and the one of G and Ferdy walking holding hands melted my heart..

Muriel Elrod said...

Dreams do come true. Those pictures are priceless. I love the ones of her looking out at the ocean. I have to say my favorite pictures are of Sophie at the beach too.

Shelby said...

oooooo so sweet. I guess she really had a good time judging by that last picture.
Some dreams really do come true!

Anonymous said...

Ha! I love that last picture!

The beach. I know you have hurricane season and all that to deal with, but I envy you the beach.


Ginger--Maya's mommy said...

I love the one of you and her with your feet in the water. I am so glad that your dream has come true. Miss G is too cute in the sand.

Debra said...

Now she looks like a Florida beach bum! The sun & fun is so much better to share with a little one. We are enjoying our summer too.

Sarah said...

Love your little beach bunny!! She is ADORABLE in her suit and hat!!

I know what you mean about those dreams of playing with your baby on the beach... such happy memories!!

Sarah and Sophie~Bug

Carrie said...

How sweet AND she kept the hat on. I love the hat and the bathing suit and the pink sandals of course.

Your little note about the beach is so touching. I too, for years, watched other people's children run and play in the sand and water and was so wishing it was me. I too love the beach and grew up an hour away. I cannot wait to take Savannah next year to the beach in NJ we grew up near.

You will have so much fun there for 5 days! Kids and the beach just go together. They love it. Did she try to eat the sand, like Savannah did?