And She’s Off!

I think if I had to choose just one thing I love most about taking children to the beach, it would be the experience of introducing a crawling baby to the wonders of endless sand and water.

From the minute we set her down, she was on a mission.  After a minute or two of playing in the sand, she headed directly for the water.

We laughed and we marveled and took pictures.  Then we ran and grabbed her.

Thankfully she was satisfied with the shallow water we let her play in.

Oh my, I love being here!

Hopeful Homemaker


On Saturday we arrived at our annual vacation spot:  Newport Beach CA.

It was raining, but that didn’t stop my kids from charging headlong into the ocean.
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Whether they preferred the water or the sand, they were so excited!
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I love the way the beach offers something for all of them:
waves to conquer, shells to collect, or just a massive sandbox in need of a king.
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I think you could say we’ve missed the beach.
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Except for our youngest, who doesn’t remember last summer.
She had some concerns about the enormity of the situation.
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But with a little effort, we loosened her up a bit.
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We even coaxed a smile out of her.
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By the end of the week, she’ll be charging right in without concern for her safety.
It’s going to be a great week!

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