We always have a ball at the beach and this year was no exception. Each year keeps getting better as the kids get older and they’re able to do new things.
Both of them are crazy for the water. They like to run into it, swim, dive, fall over, run from it and repeat. As Baylor and I were holding hands and jumping over the waves that rolled our way, I asked her if she wanted to try boogie boarding (body boarding? I don’t know what the kids are calling it these days). I love to go out on the boogie board. As kids, we spent hours sitting, watching, waiting, riding and paddling back out. We learning which waves were the good ones, when to catch them and how to ride all the way to the sand. Being on a board in the cold, salty water on a hot day are some of my most favorite childhood memories.
“Should we go get the boogie board and give it a try?”
“No. We should wait for daddy.”
“No because there’s a chance daddy won’t let us do it so let’s go get it now.”
A few whiny minutes later, I convinced her to lay out on the board between waves. As she began to protest, I shoved her and the board into a breaking wave and then watched in awe as she rode it all the way to the shore. When the board stopped, she waited a second before jumping up. She turned and looked at me with the biggest, toothless smile and screamed “LET’S DO IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!”. Which we did. For the next 2 hours and then for hours more the next day.
Ahhhh. Such a gorgeous day!
Loving every moment!
(She also lost another tooth. What is it about vacation and losing teeth with this kid?!)
Someone else wanted in on the action
Auggie! Let’s build a sand castle! Let me take your picture while you work. Auggie. Auggie! Over here!
Auggs! Auggie! Just one picture!
Ok I lied. One picture where you don’t look so pissed off.
Ok thank you! As you were.
Phew. Just a pod of dolphins.