We did one of the things on our summer list yesterday: we took Cecily to the beach in Huntington. It was... interesting.
She had woken up from her nap on the wrong side of the rocker seat. So much crankiness. But we went anyway! After driving around the parking lot looking for parking forever (this whole having to pay to park to go to the beach thing is soooo weird to me having grown up a block away), we coated ourselves in sunscreen, dragged all of our crap (blanket, towel, backpack, baby tent thingie, umbrella, etc.) out of the car, and began our trek to the water.
First stop: strips at Dwight's! Of course!
^^ reaching for the strips. smart girl. ^^
I really wanted to eat on the sand because it's more fun that way so we added two boxes of food to our haul.
After setting up our blanket and umbrella (and making an attempt at setting up the borrowed baby circus tent thingie), we ate.
Cecily really liked strips (the cheese and the sauce part anyway)! She liked them so much that she didn't really let me enjoy them because she demanded bites every two seconds! Haha! This girl loves to eat! We're working on patience right now... as much as you can with an 8-month-old anyway!
After eating, we put on Silly's Esther Williams swim cap and took her to the water. By the way, I bought this suit for her last summer while I was pregnant. I couldn't resist that swim cap. She looks like a little tomato head.
^^ she looks like a squinty old man in all the pictures. it was BRIGHT. ^^
^^ "i hate it, momma. i hate it!" ^^
^^ choose "original" under the settings for the best quality! ^^
This was her second time touching the ocean, and she still hated it. Haha! Poor girl! We tried for awhile after taking pictures and video, but she kept making these miserable little groaning sounds. She looooves water, but I guess she prefers it warm and not freezing cold/filled with sand/rushing at her.
^^ "save me, daddy!!" ^^
After our "swim," she was totally over the whole beach thing so we left. I think we were there for about 20ish minutes. Haha!
^^ she fell asleep nursing in the car. she was so tired that she didn't even wake up when i put her in her car seat. this never happens! poor sleepy babe! ^^
Oh well. We tried it! Even though we live so close, we probably won't go back to the beach until she's old enough to actually enjoy it. I'm sure she'll be a total beach girl next summer. :)