Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Paige's first time at the beach



 Late in July my husband and I took our little one to the beach for the very first time.  The whole week beforehand we were talking about how miserable this trip was going to be because we were SURE that she was going to absolutely hate the beach......We were wrong.

She LOVED it!  She was playing in the sand and splashing around in the water whenever it would come up and hit her feet.  She had so much fun!

Normally she is very sensitive to hot weather, hates dirt sticking to her hands, and she was terrified when we took her to a local water park.  But she was loving the sand, even though it was caked all over her body.  Every time a little wave would come up by her feet she would squeal with excitement and stomp her feet through it.

We did learn on the way there that swimmy diapers suck!   It was a 30 minute drive to the beach so we decided to throw the swimmy diaper on her before we left the hotel.  When we got to the beach she had soaked through the diaper and her clothes and also soaked the carseat....awesome.  So a big thumbs down to those swimmys. Boooo!

The second thing that we learned is that sand is the most difficult thing EVER to get off of a little one!  Especially when they don't have showers on the beach to wash it all off!  Yikes!  I ended up having to wipe her down under one of those "foot showers" outside of a hotel (don't judge!).  I was worried about getting it all off of her before her sensitive skin started getting chaffed.  I even bought her a new outfit on the boardwalk to change her into since the other one was "pee-soaked".


Hopefully next year we will be able to go to the beach for more than just one day.  Maybe next year she will even be big enough to ride the rides!

10 comments:

  1. Awwwwwwwww!! LOVING those photos!! And yep .. those swimmers suck!!

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    1. I couldn't believe that they leaked after only a 30 minute car ride. I was so mad!! Booo to swimmers!! lol

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  2. So sweet!! I read a trick for the sand problem - baby talc powder! Apparently if you sprinkle it on wherever the sand is, it soaks up all of the moisture in the sand so it just falls off - no shower, no toweling!!

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    1. OMG, I never would have that of that in a million years!! What a great idea!! I am definitely going to have to remember that for next time. Thank you so much!!

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  3. What a cute little peanut!!! Oh my gosh, she is precious. (And she looks just like your husband! Do you hear that a lot?!) You have such a cute little family!

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    1. Thanks so much! And yes, she definitely is her daddy's twin! haha! She has her daddy's looks and her momma's attitude. lol

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  4. You guys are just too precious! x

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  5. so cute..
    we took our soon to the beach at 18 months and he was less interested with the water and more fascinated with the sand.. he loved it.
    glad she liked it.. and when it comes to little kids.. when does anything ever go as planned.

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    1. That is so true!! haha! She's really good at surprising me! Paige loved the sand too

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