Monday, June 30, 2008

beach it up


remember him? well, the good news is, he's alive. and hairier than ever. my only regret is that i did not get a picture so i could update you on his status (because that hairier than ever comment was not just wasted words. he really is hairier than ever).

last saturday we went to the beach. the weather was awesome and we even got in for free without lying (new for me). the beach is much more fun with an almost 2-year-old instead of an almost 1-year-old. last year ava's beach limit was set at about an hour and she wanted to eat everything; the blanket, the chair, the food, the sand, the seaweed, the seagulls--it didn't matter. if it was there and if it was beachy, she wanted it in her mouth. now she plays without an old cigarette butt rolling around in her slobbery little mouth.


ryan tried to take her to the water, but she freaked out (think barnacle-like clinging) so they went for a walk instead. i think she said "hi" to everyone she encountered. and there were a lot of people there that day (a lot). then they made sand castles. ava was totally into it. until the water came too close:

this is ava totally booking it and shouting, "mommy!"

8 comments:

Freckles said...

Cute swimsuit! She looks scared to death in the last one. Looks like you guys had fun though. I can't believe that hairiness, ever heard of a razor, or Nair??! Honestly that's sick.

Manda said...

We went to the hot springs a couple weeks ago and we saw a guy that was nearly as hairy as your hairy man. We named him carpet back.

I remember Ava's fear of the water when I took her and the boys to the beach. She does cling like a barnacle...

When I get home (less than three weeks!) I would LOVE to go to the beach with you =)

Annie said...

Oh my gosh! So fun!! She looks like a four year old in the one where they're making the sandcastles. :) So cute.

I want to go the beach so bad!

Amber Marie said...

so cute!! I love her suit. the beach looks warm and inviting mmmm :)

I will have to show ryan that picture of the guy, I think i would dry heave looking at him- especially if I was pregnant!!

Liz said...

Dude, that guy is, well, there aren't even words for it. That's just gross. Ava looks so cute in her little bathing suit! Beach days are so fun, but they're also horrible to clean up from. I hope you are recovering well from your excursion. :)

redstarmama said...

I have to agree on what a difference a year makes. Greer was no fun last year at the beach, and this year she is all about it. Her only difficulty is a propensity for wandering far away, but I can handle that as long as she's not eating everything in sight. Enjoy it while it lasts!

taradise said...

You may be dead inside, but I must be a perv, because I found that hair such a turn-on.

Birgit said...

I realy, realy love living in Austria. Austria has everything: beautiful lakes, high mountains, old towns, ... but no sea.
My kids had so much fun at the beach!!