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.
You have a beautiful family. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
Aw thanks – it’s nice to have a friendly place to share. =)
Donna Roberts says
Love it! He is growing so fast! Thanks for sharing him with us!
Can you believe he’s almost walking on his own? Seriously! I can barely remember when he was just a teensy baby. =)
Stephanie B says
Yeah! He is walking! Be careful though, Soon, he will be running!
My hubby “washed” his blackberry in the washing machine 2 weeks after getting it… I wonder if baking it would have help! I really wonder now. He put it in some rice to take the moisture rice. But that was it. 🙁
Oh that is so sad (about the Blackberry)! That’s probably a bit too much water compared to a quick dip in the ocean but you never know … =)
There’s nothing like a happy family! (And a supportive spouse!)
The supportive spouse is so key – I couldn’t do half of what I do professionally if I didn’t have him cheering me on (and helping with our bouncy, hyper, happy baby boy).
A happy family!
Love the pics!
Very happy – in between naps, of course! =)