Paul Goes to the Beach

Baby's first trip to the beachYesterday the weather conditions were absolutely ideal to spend the day playing on the beach. Although the temperatures were in the upper 90′s, there was a nice breeze and the water was in the low 70′s.

Living in central Indiana, we have very few chances to play in the sand. So when we get the opportunity, over long holiday weekends like these, we take full advantage, and flock to the shore.

I was curious how Paul would enjoy his first trip to the beach.

Would he love the water? Would the feeling of sand between his toes repulse him?

Paul’s first trip to the beach:

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  • Beach Walk 1 of 6
    Beach Walk
    It was a bit of a hike to get down to the water, so I strapped Paul into my favorite carrier, the Ergobaby Performance.
  • First Wave 2 of 6
    First Wave
    The weather was awesome, and the water in Lake Michigan had to be in the low 70's. Even though the conditions were ideal, Paul did not enjoy the surf one bit.
  • “This is awesome!”, “No it’s not!” 3 of 6
    "This is awesome!", "No it's not!"
    We went to the beach with niece, who's only six weeks older than Paul. She loved the water, and could have stayed in it all day. Paul, on the other hand, thought she was crazy.
  • Happy in the Shade 4 of 6
    Happy in the Shade
    We took Paul's lightweight bouncy seat down to the beach with us. It proved to be the perfect place to sit and enjoy the day for him.
  • Sun hats and white onesies. 5 of 6
    Sun hats and white onesies.
    Paul didn't sport his swim trunks this time. He was perfectly comfortable sitting under an umbrella, wearing a lightweight onesie and sun-proof hat.
  • Cashed out 6 of 6
    Cashed out
    No matter what age you are, taking a leisurely nap on the beach might be the best pastime ever. Am I right?

Overall, I don’t think he loved it. The sand felt weird between his toes, and the waves frightened him. But if he’s anything like the rest of his family, the beach will quickly grow on him.

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