Our family snuck away for a little Washington Coast beach time recently. Both Chris and I worked during Jamisen’s nap time (he’s thankfully still taking 2 naps a day) and when he wasn’t napping, we were happily exploring the great outdoors (that is, when it wasn’t raining). It didn’t rain for a couple days so we literally spent every moment possible outside during these brief interludes of sun. Though Jamisen has been to the beach before, he wasn’t really mobile so this was his first real introduction to sand.
Jamisen initially wasn’t a fan of the sand. He would lift his feet, and try not to have to touch it. And then, Grandpa gave him tools. That was all it took for Jamisen to become a big fan of sun, surf and sand. He liked it so much that he kept trying to eat it. We’re hoping he grows out of this eating-sand phase. Grandpa got completely soaked and dirty showing Jamisen the finer points of shoveling sand (don’t laugh; it’s an art). Grandpa also dropped his iPhone in the ocean. We all held our breath for two hours until he had dried it out (by baking it). His iPhone appears no worse for the wear except that it won’t ever power off. Phew!
Jamisen is learning how to walk. He takes a few steps on his own but hasn’t quite gotten the hang of it. He looks like he’s doing a great job right? Ha! And just out of frame, both parents are at the ready to catch him if he takes a tumble.
Chris and I are both thankful for time off as a family. We both agree that taking time off with a one year old is tons of fun but not very relaxing. Can we have a vacation from our vacation? Ha ha …. No rest for the weary! We shoot SoapQueen.TV in just a couple hours which means Chris is on Daddy Duty today (supportive spouse? check!). EEEK! Just noticed the time; I still need to paint my nails. And with that, I’m off to the set.