First Beach Trip of 2008

June 13, 2008 at 1:27 pm | Posted in adventures with Hali, family, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Fortunately for us, we live just a couple hours from the beach.  We can easily drive down Saturday morning, spend 3 or 4 hours there, then drive back home with time to spare. Last weekend was our first trip to the beach this summer.  Last summer we went three times, the summer before that only once or twice.  We all enjoy ourselves immensely each time we go.  It will bring out the kid in any adult. 

Hali is, without a doubt, the highlight of the trip each time.  Just watching her experience everything is thrilling for me.  As I watch her run out of the waves and for no apparent reason, flop on her little belly like a beached whale in the sand as the tide is coming in, I find myself laughing out loud.  The family under the umbrella next to ours probably thought me to be a crazy woman, the way I kept randomly laughing out loud. 

Watching her rediscover the magic of the waves that constantly threaten to knock her tiny body over never fails to bring our family even closer together.  As parents we are nearly experiencing the novelty of it all through her eyes. Besides the three pounds of sand, sunburns, and precious memories that we bring back home with us, every trip to the beach bonds us a little closer together.

I don’t know what kind of elusive magic it is that the ocean water saturates us with, but it’s therapeutic qualities are undeniable.  We return home relaxed, physically exhausted, ravenous, and content.  Recharged in a way. 

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  1. Little ones at the beach are adorable – there is something about the water for sure that brings out the best in all of us. Spending time at the beach, just makes one feel a little healthier and happier – must be all that fresh air!


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