We were so excited that we were able to go to the beach today. After Ty's afternoon nap, we headed over to my parent's house for a little R&R on the beach. We had taken Ty to the beach a few weeks ago when it was a little cooler out and he HATED the sand. He refused to let us set him down on the sand so we were hoping that he'd be a little more "into" it. We had him wear shoes this time and when we got down the beach, again, he wouldn't let us set him down. SO we went on a walk carrying him the whole way (actually Nate carried him the whole way - he is getting so heavy!). We tried to make it fun by swinging him between us but he would barely walk. When we got back from our walk, we tried getting him interested in the Tonka trucks. He wasn't too into it, until I put him in the dump-truck and pushed him around... he started opening up to the idea of touching sand and this is what the rest of the afternoon looked like.......
There is a little stream and he spent forever going back and forth over the logs and checking out the little "waterfall". Here is a video of him, he falls a few times, and we originally started saying yay and clapping to keep him from crying (since at first he cried every time he had sand on his hands) and it stuck.
We were THRILLED that he finally became a beach boy. We are awaiting our parents to move back full time, which means no renters, so we can really spend the summers at the beach!
I can already tell what an awesome summer it will be. I am so excited to spend some time with my two favorite boys!