Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beach Day with Grammy

Last week my mom came to visit for a little overnight stay, which was very nice. We didn't do anything too major - went for a walk, played in the sand, played with Ellie's toys, went out to dinner, did some crafting. All fun!

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."

Jacksonville Beach!


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.

She wins.

Beach baby

Chasing the birds continues to be a favorite beach activity

Cuddling with her Grammy

Sandy toes!

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!


Becky said...

It was my pleasure! Love the pics and the write-up, as always. And I mostly love you!!

Becky said...

That should've said "and mostly I love you!" lol