Thursday, July 9, 2009

A perfect day

You know those days when everything seems right in the world? The kind of day when you are stuck in a blissful little moment in time when everything is just about perfect? Yesterday was one of those days.

It was our first beach trip of the year and I we couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather. Peanut woke up and moved to our bed around 5am and then we both slept in until around 8am and lazily woke up and snacked on cold pizza while I got everything together for our beach trip. We packed up the car and took the "back way" to the beach - a scenic 45 minute drive through small towns and farmland. We saw a couple ponies after we made our way over the bridge to the island and Peanut was enthralled to see them so close to our car.

We met up with six of my sisters, my mom, my grandparents and my aunt and uncle in the parking lot and made our way up to the beach and claimed a large portion of sand close to the water.

Peanut's first reaction to the water was just to stare in wonder. Then she really, really got into it. She parked herself right near the water and let the water wash up around her. She was absolutely fearless, running into the waves, throwing and eating sand and generally having a ball.

I tried to narrow it down to just a few photos to share, but I couldn't chose!

First wipe out! Didn't phase her one bit...

Aunt "La-La" was her buddy for the day.

And my favorite image of the day...

After a couple hours of playtime, we took a long walk with Peanut in the sling...

...and she promptly fell asleep!

I think it's safe to say that Peanut loved the beach. What do you think?


  1. Oh my. What gorgeous pictures. She just looks like she is LOVING it!

  2. LOVE the photos! She looks like she had ever so much fun! Awww, just so precious.

  3. So cute! Looks like you guys had a great time!

  4. they are the best photos! Sheer joy:)

  5. Those are gorgeous pictures and the best facial expressions I have ever seen on a toddler!

  6. My brother is a park ranger for the National Park Service and he used to work at the island. When his first daughter was born, his co-workers sponsered one of the ponies and had it named Eve after his little girl. When someone says they saw the ponies, I always wonder whether Eve was among them. :-)

  7. Oh. Those are adorable. Sounds and looks like y'all had an amazing family/fun filled day!

  8. Waw, your daughter is só beautyful! It strikes me every time you post pictures. She looks like the happiest little creature in the world :)

  9. Truly sounds likes a perfect day. Adorable pics!

  10. These are the best, I am in love with your beautiful daughter!