Thursday, May 28, 2009

Beach Attempt #2

Yesterday Ryan took another section of the CPA exam, so he had the afternoon off. It was about time for a little R&R, so we decided to introduce Trenton to our favorite beach, one of the Montera beaches. This one is beautiful! (So beautiful, in fact, that you just have to ignore the inevitable naked old man. Remember that? He's still there! This is our third summer in a row seeing him, although thankfully, we only had to talk to him once. You have to take a loooong stairway down to access this beach, so it's pretty private, which is maybe what attracts this old guy. Not that he has any shame...)

Anyway, back to the real point of this blog. :) Trenton still gets a little nervous at the beach, but he definitely did better yesterday than last time.

Can you see him clinging to Ryan?

Check out his little legs—he's standing on tiptoe to avoid the damp sand.

But when we were up next to the cliffs, out of the wind and just soaking up the sun, Trenton started getting used it all. For one moment, Ryan and I were both relaxing on beach towels with Trenton crawling all over us, and we said to each other, "This isn't so different than it used to be." The only change was the simple addition of our sweet boy pawing at our legs.

But then Trenton discovered the joys of the beach. You know—the basics. Eating sand, chomping on broken shells, re-hydrating dry seaweed, etc.

After that, it was over. One of us had to be on baby duty while the other relaxed. Keeping Trenton from swallowing rocks takes a lot of energy!

So yes, life has changed, but it's a beautiful thing. Here's Trenton in action. Check out that face.


  1. Looks like you had fun! I can't believe how big Trenton is! I really need to meet him soon. Maybe once my baby gets here we can all meet up! I can't wait to see you guys!

  2. Ahh! I can imagine Sweet Baby T being a mischevious little beach baby. That little sandy face is so precious! I love that you guys do that... the beach thing. I'd love to enjoy that side of Mother Nature.

  3. You need to turn that baby into a California baby! He's supposed to love the beach, isn't he?

    I love your little family.

  4. Fun fun fun photos and story! I love that we're holding down the two coastal beaches--I just wish they could be the same ones! XOXO!

  5. Oh you guys look like you had so much fun! We will definitely be joining you next time!

  6. What a great time for you and your cute family! What good memories Trenton will have with his fun parents!

  7. found you. you're on my blog roll. thanks for hte link