Second to celebrating holidays and birthdays, I love LOVE the beach. And how could we keep Jay Cooper from Coopers Beach?! He was just as excited, can you tell?
We shared a mini van with Jay’s buddy Oliver and the Hulmes. I must say, this ride changed my life. I have always hated thinking of owning a mini van, but after this smooth ride and easy access to my crying son, I just might be reconsidering.
A full day at the beach with a few naps, pizza and Snowflake Ice Cream for the way home.
The view to the left. The view just never gets old.
Imagine our surprise when all of a sudden Jay starts climbing up his stroller out of the blue. He did it so quickly that we almost missed it. Our little boy isn’t so little anymore. We can’t let him out of our sight.
Now that Lyle has fatherly duties of setting up shop when we get to the beach, he doesn’t have the independence to just dive in the water and surf or body board all day long, but I did my best to help him set up shop so that he could dive in head first as soon as possible. He tested out his new beater board to the max and no one was disappointed.
Jay was such a good boy and I enjoyed chasing him around in the sand. What I didn’t expect was to be THAT overprotective mama trying to keep the sun off her son so that his fair skin didn’t get burned.
Jay and Ollie attempted at sharing…we’re all learning about it these days, right . They were so adorable. Two beach babes.
We didn’t force Jay in the water immediately as we did at Coney Island, but we were excited to let him explore the waves again. This time we brought a floatie which didn’t seem to change his mind. “Again?” was probably going through his little mind. Afterward, I made sure he wasn’t still scarred with it all. We sat on the shore letting the waves wash over our toes until he got more and more comfortable. Too bad we don’t have proof to show him this, but maybe next year at Coopers Beach he’ll have this recollection.
There are no words to describe how I feel about this face and those cheeks.
Lyle may have enjoyed part of his day in the water, but the other part was palling around with his son. I wish we could have more beach days every year, but if at minimum we get one surreal day like this, then I’ll take it.
Part of this day was meant to celebrate our 5th Year anniversary. FIVE YEARS. It was the perfect gift. My beau, my son and all under the sun. Five years have blessed us with so much and I can’t wait for more.
The Hulmes were great company. The trip couldn’t have gone better and I’ll have to hold onto these perfect memories until next year.