Friday, July 30, 2010

Henry Meets the Atlantic

Tonight we went to dinner on the beach with some of the best people we have met while living in this city. We ate amazing fish tacos to the sound of the Atlantic ocean and the smell of sunscreen and saltwater. After our meal we all headed to the beach as the sun was setting and talked while Henry ate sand for the first time and the other kids ran wild across the sand. The first time we took Henry to the ocean he slept the entire walk. This time he was all over the place, screeching at the seagulls and kicking at the waves. It really is amazing how much changes in such a small amount of time.

It's been stressful here these past few days, but watching Henry scoop the sand up in his hands over and over and beg to be placed back into the ocean with the biggest grin on his little face made me realize that the stress of being a new parent is nothing compared to moments like these. The pure joy on your baby's face as his mind is open to a whole new part of life makes the hard times just disappear.

25 comments:

Shawntae said...

I love the last picture.

That is soo exciting! You are soo lucky you live close to the ocean and i'm glad he's feeling better now.

Kingston is such a little fishy so I hope one day we can take him too.

Have a good weekend. :)

allie said...

Thanks Shawntae! We thought he would hate the water but he really loved it, he's always surprising us :)

Hope you guys have a great weekend too!

Skye is the Limit! said...

Oh how lovely our atlantic is!
And how lovely that last picture is. its definitely frameable!

allie said...

:) I know! Henry is going to be seriously surprised when we dip his feet in the Pacific when we visit Washington again! The ocean is like a huge (dirty, salty) bath here for him!

Anonymous said...

Gary always loved the beach and the waves as a little one. Even though you miss Washington so much, once you return here you will remember the GA beaches, Tybee Island and other great Georgia things and miss them as much as Chicago and Washington. love, zoe

Heidi said...

Allie, I am so glad to see that both you and the babe are feeling better. Love the photo of the water swirling around Henry's feet. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment on my blog; it truly, truly made day (year, maybe?)!

Iris Flavia said...

Very, very cute and exciting post! Love the last pic, too! Miss the ocean so much...

Paige Baker said...

You know you're my favorite family. And even though I already saw these on the old FB something about seeing them on your blog makes them even sweeter.
Let's get coffee soon.
xx

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

Aw! Your son is a cutie patootie.

Brittany said...

The last picture should be framed and hung on your wall.

With Love, Jamie said...

Aww gotta love the baby beach photos :) My kid is beach obsessed! We love the ocean :)
Looks like a great day!
xo, Jamie

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

That last picture is awesome. How sweet. I can't wait to take Ruari to the beach again. She slept the whole time for her first visit too.

She'll be eating sand too.

allie said...

zoe: yay! it worked! i finally got your comment!

heidi, i really meant it too! i love your blog :)

iris: when was the last time you visited the ocean?

paige: skype coffee date?? :)

Urooba's umbrella: thank you so much!!

ColeAndJosephine said...

That is so precious! My daughter kept licking everything when she first saw the ocean. She was 6 months old and I hadn't ever fed her anything salty. She wouldn't stop sucking on the brim of my hat.

Ashley said...

i always adore your pictures!!

Julia said...

I love family beach photos!!! I am from the beach and i'll be moving back home in the fall. I cannot wait to pose Eli on the sand by the sea. Too bad it will be a bit chilly by the time we get there though. <3

Whitney said...

We live on the Atlantic, too! North Carolina - where are you?

Paige Baker said...

Umm...yes. Do it up.

Shelley said...

How sweet! I love it!

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh Allie, I LOVE your new banner photo. You all are so cute!

Chelsea said...

what a sweet boy. I love those photos! I love the sand in his mouth! very cute!

and your header is darling!

jill said...

i've been meaning to comment on this forever! these are the cutest pictures. i love that henry will know just when the first time he ate sand was. haha
adorable new header too btw!

allie said...

ColeandJosephine: I keep forgetting that we share the same beach! So wonderful!

Ashley: Thank you so much :)

julia: chilly, but still beautiful! i'm so happy you get to move home again, I can't wait to see beach baby pics!

whitney: awesome! we are in Georgia.

shelley, heidi, chelsea: thank you for such sweet comments!

jill: yeah, he ate so much sand and then pooped it all out two days later...it was awesome. thanks for the header compliment! i don't think i'm going to keep it...i'm trying to come up with something a little more creative but i need more time in my day!

Mariel Torres said...

that last picture is so beautiful! oh how i've missed keeping up with henry :), definitely looks he has had a marvelous summer so far full of new experience :D.

silenceandnoise said...

Too cute for words. Things change so fast don't they?
Love catching up on your blog, Allie! Glad to see you guys had a good summer <3

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