Friday, August 29, 2008

The Beach!

Today Madeline went to the beach for the very first time!

We went in the afternoon when the sun was low and we could enjoy the salt water air.

Daddy held her over the water, but forgot that she is a lot shorter than he is, and she got splashed by a very small wave. She got goosebumps shortly thereafter, so we only spent about 20 minutes at the beach. :) We weren't planning on staying very long anyway.

Madeline did not care too much for the sand. She did not want to put her feet down, much the same as her reaction to grass.

We got lots of fantastic pictures!












Apparently sand tastes yucky!

Speaking of pictures, when I'm off work for my weekend John and I will work on the pictures for this post. It's taking a lot of courage for me to post the photos, because many of you readers I see face to face on a regular basis! I am hoping that by posting them, something inside you will spark.. and you will learn to be proud of yourselves! Something that I am working on myself.

I hope you enjoyed the beach pictures!

7 comments:

Jenn Ann said...

Your Mama and I enjoyed this post together. The family photo is precious!

Kim Thomas said...

Great pictures....I remember Sydney's first beach trip well....mostly because I was in pain for her decision to no longer breastfeed. Which beach did you take her to? Sydney's first was San Clemente. I am amazed there are no other people in the background of the pictures-good job!

Chris Traina said...

My no-longer-little first baby, Emily (now on the downhill slide to being 13 and verrry sophisticated :)), was JUST like Maddie - NO likee the grass, NO likee the sand!!! It was sooo funny to watch her try to manuever her way away from these irritants whenever we had the nerve to place her upon them. We parents were easily amused!!! And having just had another baby, I so appreciate your post-baby body post.... it just ain't the same at 37 after 4 babies as it was at 25 with one baby. But you know what?? That's the way God intended it, and who am I to question His judgement?? I am just the way I am meant to be, and I am immensely grateful for the privilege to mother these beautiful children. We miss you guys!!! Hugs to Maddie...

Queen B said...

haha! Very cute pics. She looks happy overall, which is what counts :)

Andrea said...

OMG... You and your family are beautiful. What a great day, it looks lovely there.

Speaking of reactions to grass... My aunt had twins, so I guess they are my cousins even though they are younger than my niece so I never really thought of them as my cousins. Anyway, the twins were the same way about grass. Janice would put them on a blanket in the yard while she was working in the flower garden or planting veggies and they would never move from the blanket. They's crawl and walk all over the place, right up to the edge, but the grass was like hot molten lava, so Aunt Janice never had to worry about them getting into any real trouble. Well, at least not at that age!

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

I love these pictures! Super cute!

Jinjer said...

What a great post! Love the pics!!