the beach

July 21, 2009 |  Category:   life outings









Claudine used to proclaim, with hands over her ears, that the ocean waves were “too loud for me”. After convincing her that the waves were really fun, she finally came around to joining Mia in the water. It took almost an hour of her holding on to one of our fingers like a death grip as she jumped around and splashed in the ocean, but she eventually let go and didn’t even cry when she got completely wiped out by a large wave. It was her first taste of salty, sandy ocean water. It was also fun to see her experience for the first time, the pull of the tide as the water rushed back out to sea with feet sinking deeper in the sand, making it feel like the whole beach was rushing past you. It’s a neat feeling. Must be confusing but exhilarating for a 2 year old. The girls had fun, and there was not a trace of any sensory issues Claudine had with sand, grass, and other new textures from last year. Looks like it will be a nice vacation when we rent our beach house for the week next month.

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  • joanna goddard July 21, 2009 at 8:58 am

    such gorgeous photos. you sound like such a nice mom. i want a bite of that hot dog right now! 🙂

  • Stella July 21, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Looks and sounds like so much fun! Glad you all got to enjoy that, and are taking time for you to get away.

  • pam July 21, 2009 at 10:38 am

    gorgeous photographs! how fun to go the beach with the kids!

  • Bess July 21, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Your photos are always so beautiful. These ones of the girls really make me long for salty cold ocean water. Glad you had a nice “holiday”!

  • Marisa & Creative Thursday July 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    your photography. beautiful.

  • Tumus July 22, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I really like that picture with all the ketchups cracks me up 🙂 Like konnaisseur of ketchup. LOL (i know it’s spelled with a “c”)