The girls and I took Evangeline to the beach this past Sunday. I honestly don’t know why we’re not out there more often. We live minutes from the beach, and the girls always have fun once we’re there. Getting ready for the visit is sort of challenge, but once we’re there…it’s worth the trouble.
Evangeline is no longer afraid of the water or the sand. It was super fun when she refused to let the sand touch her skin. Anyway…she’s past that now, and has turned into quite the little beach baby. She screams when I take her out of the water to reapply sunscreen, and leaving the beach is always a sad affair, with lots of crying and waving “bye-bye” to the ocean.
Sand toys aren’t as popular as I had thought they would be…yet. Right now she’s more interested in throwing the toys into the water, and then running headlong into the waves to retrieve them.
In the end, we’re just grateful she has such a beautiful place to call home. As much as I love my hometown in the Midwest, there were never any beaches in my childhood as beautiful as this one. It really is paradise.