|Jude's feet- his first touch of the ocean.|
I'm back from 9 days of sand, sun, sand, water, sand, and more sand. I LOVE the beach- minus the sand that comes in from the beach. Tonight will be my first sand free night in my bed. No matter how hard I try, there is no way to get every last grain of sand off the condo floor, and some of it always ends up in bed with me-which is just the worst feeling. I want my husband in bed with me, my nursing baby most of the time, and the occasional kid, but sand, you are not welcome to sleep with me.
It was a perfect week for the ocean- not too hot, not too cold. I didn't mind the cloud cover either- it kept back the sun exposure so that no one even came back with burn.
Here's a few pics from our relaxing vacation in Ocean City, MD...
|the kids spent most of the time doing this- playing in the sand.|
|saw lots of these: dolphins. Mostly at 5:30am when Jude woke up.|
|This was the first year I saw this guy: a fox! His little family lived right next to the pool and I saw them every morning. This morning he felt brave and snuck a drink in the pool. They were so cute.|
|The first day at the beach: running to the water. I love those first moments of experiencing the grandness of the ocean.|
|Hanging out in the condo. We did a lot of this too.|
|she who collects sea shells. What fun little girls are!|
|Jude being calmed by the waves. Having a baby by ocean is always challenging when it's nap time, but this seemed to help.|
|This was great for nursing and napping! I'm so glad we bought this baby tent.|
|My little sister, Christina, was so helpful. Without her, it may not have felt like a vacation!|
|and without my sis, Eric and wouldn't have been able to have this much fun in the waves.|