Footprints in the Sand

I was thinking this to myself as I watched James wander all over the beach this morning leaving tiny footprints along the way. A beach of endless possibilities in the eyes of a one year old.

We started our day with another patriotic breakfast, although James hasn’t been super into any of his meals here. There is way too much fun to be had, sitting down to eat is the last thing on his mind.

Shortly after breakfast it was off to the beach! I’m trying to get us there as early as possible to beat the powerful rays. The ocean is always calm and peaceful in the mornings too, it’s my favorite time of day at Pawleys.

James quickly took off down the beach as soon as I planted his feet in the sand. No hesitation today. He walked all over the wide beach with no rhyme or reason. It took him a while to get in the water, but it’s so sweet to watch his little body react to the ocean currents pulling the waves in and out. His face in pure amazement.

My parents picked up a stroller off the side of the road the other day and brought it to the beach with them. It’s working great as a little buggy for carting James around when he doesn’t feel like walking.

I can’t complain about my blogging views lately. James has been crashing around 11am every day, which works well for us. He gets a break from the heat and I get a chance to kick back and relax…and as soon as I type that James wakes up. Ahh, life with a baby πŸ™‚

I hope y’all are enjoying some fun in the sun today!

Happy 4th from the Beach

Happy 4th everyone! James and I arrived to Pawley’s Island VERY late last night. We didn’t go to bed until after midnight! Our plane was delayed, and after screaming his lungs out for the first half of the flight, James finally passed out in my arms for the remainder. I’ll spare you all of the travel details for now, that could be a whole post in and of itself. Most importantly, we made it safely and it’s the 4th of July on the island and the rest of the country!

James slept in a bit later than usual, and we started our day with the most patriotic breakfast I could come up with. Gotta love a red white and blue breakfast on the 4th.

Soon after breakfast, it was off to the beach! James is already a big fan of the ocean and all of the sand. I was filled with joy watching his little mind take in the beach scene for the first time. I can’t wait for him to get even more comfortable with the environment in the next couple of days, I have a feeling we have a beach baby in the making.

We missed out on the Pawley’s Island parade in favor of a nap, but I’m sure our afternoon will be filled with lots of adventures. I’ve got a pasty white baby on my hands, so we just have to be careful about the blazing sun later. Maybe some shaded fun will be in our best interest.

I hope you are all out there enjoying this beautiful day! I’ll stop by soon with more updates πŸ™‚