Last weekend, we went to my in-laws' beach house in Marshfield to help get it ready for summer. We were expecting rain, but it ended up being a beautiful day -- so nice, in fact, that we took A. down to the beach. While she had been to the beach a few times last summer, she was too young then to understand where she was or what to do. This trip was completely different. A. not only loved playing in the sand, but she couldn't get enough of the ocean. As you can see below, she literally struggled to stay in the water when Steph tried to bring her back to the beach.
I'm thrilled by how much A. loves the beach; it bodes well for our Martha's Vineyard vacation in June, not to mention all of the weekend trips to Marshfield throughout the summer. At the same time, though, I recognize that sitting on the beach with a book is a thing of the past. As Steph said, it's going to be a frozen ankles kind of summer!
After that long-winded introduction, here are some photos from A.'s first beach day of the summer.
|Sunrise Beach in Marshfield, MA|
|It was relatively empty despite the nice May day.|
|First, we played in the sand.|
|Then we picked up sea shells and rocks.|
|Mommy was ever-vigilant.|
|Daddy took a break from taking photos to pose for one.|
|Then we walked along the beach.|
|A. surveying the ocean.|
|She had no fear of waves or cold water.|
|She kept running back for more.|
|Steph had to drag her out of the water.|
|She had such a good time she smiled all the way home!|