Saturday, September 25, 2010

Oh, the Beach!!

A day on the beach is like a day in heaven to me. It is COMPLETELY different with children, but it’s still just plain, heaven! As we near October, I always like to get one last beach trip in … before fall really sets in in my mind. So last Sunday, we loaded up the car as early as we could get little miss Cori Belle out of bed and headed to our favorite beach – Crescent! There are so many memories on that beach. Dave and I have been going there on family vacations since we started dating some 8 years ago and we hope to create many more memories there as we grow as a family.

Cori really enjoyed the beach! The last time we went to the beach was for our annual Smith Family Vacation in June and she had just turned 6 months. She was sitting up and staying in ONE SPOT then. Now, she is miss mobile and she loved crawling around to explore the sand and water! We even did some walking since that’s the new thing at the moment. Not by herself of course! But, she did walk from our spot on the sand all the way to the water holding my hand. It was a pretty good distance for her; I was surely a proud parent! :)

Here we are enjoying some time in the water… We definitely needed to sit and rest after that long walk!

The wind blew like crazy pretty much all day, but Cori was a trooper. Here is a picture of her towel blowing in the wind as she played with a water bottle.

I LOVE this picture of her lounging in her beach chair! Look at those sweet crossed legs. :)

Napping sure was a feat on the beach because this time we didn’t have a condo to rest in. She slept in my arms for a bit and then slept in daddy’s arms the rest of the time under a towel.

Uncle Ryan, Aunt Missy, and Aunt Jamie met us there for the day. It was so nice to hang out with family!

Uncle Ryan is an amazing kite boarder! Here is just a glimpse of his incredible skill. He definitely was entertainment for people on the beach that day.

Beach season is wrapping up this year, but we are headed into fall – pumpkins, scarecrows, hay bails, changing & falling leaves, cooler weather, and as my friend Mandi mentioned in her blog post earlier .. Pumpkin Spice Latte’s – My FAVORITE!

Until next time…

1 comment:

Casey and Rebecca said...

Looks like ya'll had fun! Wish we could have been there!