Sunday, November 21, 2010

Back From The Beach

Why do we not live nearer the beach? Why? Why? Why? I guess I shouldn't complain. It was only a 90 minute drive there and both boys did well in the car.

The beach must be the easiest place to keep children entertained. All that sand keeps them occupied for hours and hours. And running back and forth, getting bucket after bucket of water for the moat of the sand castle - well, that alone lasts a good 20 minutes before they realize its futile. Aaron made friends with this family with four kids and they played every morning and afternoon for the entire time we
were there.

Adrian also had a lot of fun with the sand. When he first saw the waves, he was completely enthralled and crawled straight towards them but then got a face full of water. Oops! That gave him a bit of a shock and we had to take it slowly for awhile until he got used to it.

And guess what? Adrian took his first unassisted steps while we were there. It wasn't when this particular photo was taken but he seemed to do a lot of standing on the sand in the lead up to those first steps.

Here's one final photo of the both of them.

I'm already planning our next trip there. Maybe I should just plan on going there on a monthly basis.....if only...


Mike said...

Probably the safest place to take you first steps is on the beach.

Fiona said...

i was going to ask about Adrian's walking in my reply mail. hooray! the beach does sounds a sensible place for one's first steps.

Dani - Palembang said...

wow, they are growing up so fast, Amanda. I almost confuse Aaron with somebody else. We miss you.

NomadicExpat said...

Dont forget to bring me there too...!