Monday, May 30, 2011

Elliot's first trip to the beach.

We had a fabulous Memorial Day today at the beach. I thought of my husband often, after all, this is a holiday dedicated to those who fight for our country, especially those who lost their lives, and my husband came about as close as you can come to dying while in Iraq. Without him, this little boy would not be possible. I thank God for what my husband does for our family and country every day. I am married to a wonderful man!
Elliot LOVED the beach. He was hot, sticky, and sweaty... but happy as can be! He couldn't stop looking around at all of the people walking by and was completely in awe of the "big kids" playing in the water {just wait a couple more years, buddy}. To my shock and surprise... he didn't even mind the FRIGID water! At first, I only dipped his toes in, but he liked it so much that he tried to launch himself head first into the water, so I walked out a step or two and let him stand in the gentle waves. He thought it was the best thing ever.
Dare I say it? I may have a beach baby on my hands. I'm not surprised. I was a water baby from the start!
Okay, I promised you pictures, and I took MANY. But here are some of my favorites:

Sleepy boy cuddling with mama.

My little cuddle man. :)

Sleepy beach baby.
A few minutes later: zonked out. He took an hour nap amidst all the kids screaming, adults yelling and laughing, and seagulls calling. Amazing!

When he woke up, he was all smiles.

Teething much?
Of course, he also wanted to chew on his hands...

kisses from mama.
Yes, Elliot rocked his Fuzzibunz on the beach today. Why in the world would I cover up something so cute with swim trunks?! Besides, I doubt they even make them in his size. He still wears 0-3 bottoms.

Okay, I'm off to work on a blog design now! Lots of people took advantage of my memorial day sale, so I have lots of designing to do!! Elliot is in bed, so this is the time to do it!
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  1. So many people going to the beach! I am jealous.
    You look amazing, he looks adorable and a big big thanks to your husband! <3

    I voted. :)

  2. You look AH-MAZING & he's just as cute as ever!

  3. Aww so freaking cute! We took Alyson to the beach this weekend too only she was too busy trying to eat the sand lol. I wish I was brave enough to rock a bikini!

    Oh Jazmyn

  4. Yay for trips to the beach! Yesterday make me ache to be back in Michigan again. There is NO swimmable water in Philly...I loathe that part about living here.

    Heard you had an actually hot day there yesterday too!

    Way to rock the 'kini, Mama!


    ps: we voted for you guys! :)

  5. Awww.. thats awesome! ive been dying to take my lil one to the pool.. no beach here:C by the way, you look gr8! r u sure u just had a baby?? lol

  6. I love the pics!!! Looks like you had a great weekend!!!

    A big "Thank You" to your husband for what he does!

  7. There's nothing quite as beautiful as a Michigan's beaches. I miss Lake Michigan so much it hurts sometimes. Glad it's finally warm enough for you to enjoy some summer fun! :)

  8. So so cute! I can't wait to take our little one to the beach this summer! Great pics

    And I voted for you!

  9. Yay! I can finally comment on your blog! for some reason it wasn't letting me!

    You look great by the way! These beach pictures are so cute! we are going in 2 weeks and I can;t wait!

  10. you look incredible! and Elliot is as precious as ever. Glad he loved the beach!


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