Left, top to bottom: My mom brought stickers, which Ellie assumed were a new outfit; Mom and I working on a craft for Plus One's nursery!
Right, top to bottom: Ellie laying in a sandtrap near our apartment; Ellie and her Grammy holding hands in the car; out to dinner
On Friday morning we did take my mom out to Jacksonville Beach, which we have been wanting to do for some time. The beach is so nice and we wanted to show off that part of our new hometown!
We started out with a walk on the fishing pier, where Ellie was quite excited about all the "bishies."
Fun with Grammy
"Here, fishy, fishy, fishy!"
We hadn't planned to walk on the actual beach, because we anticipated spending the entire time trying to keep Ellie out of the still-chilly water. But, the kid insisted, so we obliged because we are softies. (And frankly, "no, we can't go enjoy the beach" is not exactly a hill I want to die on, because the beach is awesome.) Ellie did head straight for the water, but quickly realized the waves are a bit intimidating, so problem solved! Everybody wins! We spent the rest of the time running around (and laying in) the sand until it was time to head home for lunch.
Chasing the birds continues to be a favorite beach activity
Cuddling with her Grammy
Fully immersing herself in the beach experience
It was a great way to spend a beautiful spring morning!
She's totally eating sand and loving it.
Thanks for visiting, Mom!