Friday, January 28, 2011

2011 Trip to FL - Tuesday - the BEACH

Tuesday:  When we woke up and saw that it was going to be a beautiful day, we packed up and headed out to the beach -- Wiggins Pass, to be precise.  The beach itself is part of a State Park and it had several beaches with nearby restrooms and PLENTY OF SAND.  Little Max was in HEAVEN.

 Sam was pretty excited too.  It was his second time visiting the ocean (the first time was on Martha's Vineyard when he was a wee three months old).

 Little Max quickly got to work building his sand castles.

 After I got Sam changed into his swimming gear, we headed down to the ocean.  I don't think Sam knew what to think at first.  He was very interested in watching the crashing waves.  And then the water, which was only about 60 degrees hit his toes, and he wasn't quite so happy anymore.  Luckily, he only showed his distaste for a few seconds and then went back to gazing at the water...



 Meanwhile, Granna helped Max construct an architecturally correct sandcastle...which must have been frustrating because he liked to knock things down just as much as he liked to build them up!

 Grumps and Max decided to take a stroll down the beach.  It was still a bit foggy on the shore, and you wouldn't know it from this shot, but there were actually a lot of people on the beach with us.  Got to love zoom!

 Aren't they sweet?

 We were also joined by some Ibis on the shore...

 Sand, water, sand, water, sand, water.  This kid could stay on the beach ALL DAY LONG if we let him!

 Sam seems to have inherited the same love for sand as little Max.  He also has a love for making noise.  He loves to pound on things, and here in this photo, he is taking two shells and banging them together to make noise.

 Back to building...

 Isn't that such a great shot...my two boys....



 Then little Max decided it would be fun to bury daddy!  He only got about this far before he got side-tracked by something else....

Covered in sand, without a care in the world.  What a lucky boy.

3 comments:

mel said...

Oh, man! Those sand shots with both boys are priceless! and you, with enough hands on deck, look like you had some time to relax a bit, too. *blissful sigh*

monnie halberg said...

Great pics! Looks like an awesome trip. And your timely return is perfect for all this snow... ;) Hope your kids like playing in this as much as they liked the sand!

Nasrene said...

I am McLovin' those McLaughlin boys in these beach pics!!!! Too cute!! From what you describe of Sam, he reminds me so much of Sadira as a baby. :) I scrolled through all the pics, but the one at the very top was my absolute fave...so cute!

Oh, and thank you so much for the comment on my blog. I so lucky to have so many super supportive friends. I'm glad we've gotten to know one another too...it made me teary, in a good way. :)