Saturday, July 12, 2008


My parents are lucky enough to live a few blocks from a beautiful beach. We met our family down at the beach yesterday and this happened to be Mia's first time ever at the beach! She was curious, yet hesitant. . .

"Poooo", she points to the water and says "pool"

Mia walked around with her water shoes on

and then wanted them off. She would not step off

the blanket ~ happy to sit with mommy!

She dug in the sand. . . on the blanket!

While Mia stuck close to "home" , the boys enjoyed time playing with their cousins. Eddie and Joey played down by the water, while Anthony and Frankie dug "trenches" deeper and deeper!

Mia loves her cousin, Krissy!

This is Mia's reaction whenever I
tried to put her feet in the sand!
She would NOT let her feet touch,
and daddy caught her "determination" on camera!!
I ended up getting Mia to put her water shoes back on and she did walk around the beach with me. I showed her how to throw the rocks in the water and she really started enjoying herself. It was so cute - whenever she threw a rock and it didn't reach the water - she would go and get that exact rock and pick it up again to throw...until she got it in the water!

My niece took my camera and took a few pictures of Mia and I on the lifeguard chair:

Thank you Kris, I will treasure these pictures - Mia's hugs are special and SO awesome!!
We ended our night by making a small bonefire and roasting marshmellows:

It was a beautiful night spent with a beautiful family ~ we love you all!


Joanne said...

I like the pictures.I had fun at the beach also.

Red Thread to my Daughter said...

Looks like you all had a great time!! Love the Mia picts with you and DH.


PletcherFamily said...

Cainan was the same way when we took him to the beach. But after awhile we just plopped him down in the sand and showed him how fun it could be and he started to play in it. Now he loves the sand. Now the ocean - that is different story! He will not go near!!

Colleen said...

Ohhhh what a fun day!!! That is so cute how Mia did not want to touch the sand. I'm glad she ended up enjoying it! Love her determination with the rock! What a cool idea to end the day with a bonfire....I'm sure the boys loved it!

Michelle said...

Looks like a great day! You have some treasured pictures. We arrived home late last night so....see you later!

Barrington said...

OMGosh! I have almost the same post and on the same day!! haha We must be living parelle lives!

SO cute!!!

Daniella said...

Looks like a great day at the beach. Love the pics. J was not a fan of sand and even now living on the water and constantly being on a beach he runs to dry his feet. Water shoes have saved us.

JinXiu said...

What a beautifil princes and a lovely family. It was fun finding and reading your blog


sea star said...

Such sweet photos of you 2 together! I can't believe how big she's getting!