Monday, April 6, 2009

First trip to the beach

Saturday was a BEAUTIFUL day so we took Hunter to the beach for the first time. We went to Ponte Vedra Beach (Mickler's Landing). It was really fun. The water is still pretty chilly, although that didn't keep Hunter or any other kids out of it :)

He had fun picking up seashells and throwing them, playing in the water and sand, running off from mom and dad as much as possible and playing in the hole Jordan dug for him. He was all smiles the whole time and we will definitely be returning!

This was his first touch of the water

Playing with dad

He loved the seashells. He kept picking them up and holding them up in the air like "look what I found" over and over and over again. Of course Jordan acted surprised all 27 times...such a good dad.
more seashells

Playing in the hole dad dug. He had fun climbing in and out of it.

He kept running off without us so Jordan was rounding him up

I love this picture (it's getting framed)

We actually waited until after he woke from his afternoon nap to leave for the beach so he would be well rested...but he still WIPED OUT on the drive home. He was so worn out from the fun.
Poor little guy :(
The past few weeks we have been working on identifying body parts with Hunter. He has been able to stick out his tongue on command for a few months now but just recently he started pointing to body parts when we ask him. He can do nose, eyes, hair, mouth and tongue. He says "there" when he's pretty cute. He also surprised us the other day when we went outside and he suddenly said "outside" it's his favorite new word, he says it all the time in the sweetest little high pitched voice. One of his favorite things right now is whispering. He likes it when we whisper in his ears and he will giggle and then come back for more. Sometimes he will whisper back. Too cute ;)


Mary~Momathon said...

Those are beautiful pictures! Frame worthy! We've been to the beach a couple of times recently but I have yet to figure out how to chase the tot and take pictures at the same time. I had one of those baby beach tents too, but I could never figure out how to fold it back up. Finally decided it didn't like me. Looks like you all had a wonderful day!

Heather said...

Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

these pics are so cute! How wonderful to live in a beautiful part of the country. Y'all will be making wonderful memories at the beach! Those pictures are so sweet with Jordan and Hunter.. I'm jealous ya'll live so close to the beach!

Rebecca said...

Awww!! Heh, it looks like he had a blast! We took B to the beach for the first time when he was about 6 months old. He HATED the water, and it was June. Oh, and B had the SAME hat, shirt, and shorts! :) So cute! I LOVE the pic of Hunter and Jordan walking on the beach! That is precious. :)

Holly said...

what a fun day!!! These pictures were so good. Looks like Hunters first beach trip was a huge success. So fun!!

Sarah W. said...

The one you are framing.....those are my absolute favorite. I have framed ones of Caleb walking with Brett down our sidewalk at that age, and then one on a trail when hes a bit older (maybe 2)....they hang in his room! Those are the cutest. The best will be when they are as big as daddy one day (well, not looking likely for Caleb, but you never know!).

And Hunter's carseat is darling!! So fitting :)

Clendenen said...

I can't stop laughing at the previous post of Hunter getting into EVERYTHING...I totally understand Landon did very similar things. Hunter is getting so big, I'm excited to see him and Landon play together soon. Miss you guys!

glen said...

I love these pics. My two favorites are the one you are framing and the one with Hunter on the sand with the wave in the background....another suitable for framing. We are overdue for a skype!
Love, Mom