Yesterday we took the boys to the beach for the first time…officially.
You might be asking yourself why is it that parents who live, literally, a 5 minute walk to the beach haven’t taken their twins to the beach yet.
Well, you can see their first trip here. It wasn’t much of a trip…they were tiny and the walk was probably less than 5 minutes.
One of the challenges that we’ve had with the twin babes was conjuring up enough energy/courage/insanity to take them somewhere…anywhere. It’s a lot of work and most of the time doesn’t seem worth it. So we haven’t gone a lot of places with the boys.
This summer, some or all of us were mostly ill at one point or another and the boys weren’t old enough to wear sunscreen and we didn’t have an umbrella and there is a HUGE set of stairs to get down to the beach. I kept having these nightmares of me walking down the stairs behind my husband, each of us carrying a young wiggly babe in one arm and whatever else we could carry in the other. In the nightmare, I trip and bring the entire family down with me.
So….we just haven’t been.
But the weather here has been SO beautiful and we didn’t need an umbrella or any of that non-sense.
And it was awesome!
We were nervous about the boys being afraid of the loud roar of the ocean and not wanting to touch the sand. We didn’t have to worry about the sand thing…in just a few minutes they were both eating away (it was disgusting).
The beach is a GREAT place to practice walking. Holt walked holding on to me from our blanket almost all the way to the ocean (about 50 feet). He’s really getting the hang of it (no pictures due to the whole two babies eating sand vs. two adults).
We only stayed for 20 minutes or so, but it was a HUGE success. I can’t wait for the summer when we’ll be spending much more time there. Considering the last two summers for us were spent barely outside at all (me being pregnant two summers ago and the summer of illness last summer), we are ready for a summer of outside (in the shade of course…those boys got my sensitive skin. Sorry boys).