We traveled to the beach over July 4th weekend and for the first time since Walker was born, I actually went all of the way in the water! The water was so beautiful and blue and clean! I couldn't help but thank of those beaches effected by the oil spill and how many people's vacations were ruined because of the conditions.
And the really excited thing - Walker finally wanted to spend all day on the beach! Up until this trip, he's always wanted to stay at the pool and play, but this time, he really got into finding sand fiddlers on the beach, searching for tiny clams and jumping the waves. I taught him how to make a drip sand castle and we dug a hole deep enough for him to stand in. He and his cousin played and played and then they would go take a dip in the pool for a little while and want to go back on the beach.
This morning he woke up and said, "Mommie, I want to go back to the beach." And I said, "
Me too." Usually he can't wait to get home because he's such a home-body, but I think we've finally turned him into an official beach bum! Luckily, we get to go back for a week and a half later this summer, so we still have more beach to look forward to!