Eleanor loved the beach. We had heard from other moms of babies that sometimes babies are hesitant of the sand and water, etc. But she seemed to love it right from the get go, so that made the week a lot more fun for all of us.
Again, since there are too many pictures to upload at once, I'll split this into two posts...because who wouldn't want to see a lot of this?
The family before one sister and brother-in-law arrived:
The first day we were there, Ashleigh and I jumped into the ocean after a family walk along the beach because I hadn't actually gotten in that day yet. I have a rule about getting in the ocean every day I'm there (since you usually have to shower anyway).
Most of our time was spent down at the beach playing in the surf, the sand, and with sand toys:
It was a week-long battle with sand. Everywhere. It was on Eleanor, in her mouth, in our bed, in my hair. I didn't get clean until we got home.
Eleanor's favorite activity was walking with her walker down on the packed sand. She flew all over the beach with that thing and then would just shout when she got stuck (either in the soft sand or the waves carrying away her walker).
We also took lots of outdoor showers, enjoying the afternoon breeze to clean off.
That was what the majority of our week looked like...more pictures soon!