Our family snuck away for a little Seabrook beach time recently. Both Chris and I worked during Jamisen’s nap time (he’s thankfully still taking 2 naps a day) and when he wasn’t napping, we were happily exploring the great outdoors. We literally spent every moment possible outside during the sunny days that we had. Though Jamisen has been to the beach before, he wasn’t really mobile so this was his first real introduction to sand.
Jamisen initially wasn’t a fan of the sand. He would lift his feet, and try not to have to touch it. And then, Grandpa gave him tools. That was all it took for Jamisen to become a big fan of sun, surf and sand. He liked it so much that he kept trying to eat it. We’re hoping he grows out of this eating-sand phase. Grandpa got completely soaked and dirty showing Jamisen the finer points of shoveling sand (don’t laugh; it’s an art). Grandpa also dropped his iPhone in the ocean. We all held our breath for two hours until he had dried it out (by baking it). His iPhone appears no worse for the wear except that it won’t ever power off. Phew!
Jamisen is learning how to walk. He takes a few steps on his own but hasn’t quite gotten the hang of it. He looks like he’s doing a great job right? Ha! And just out of frame, both parents are at the ready to catch him if he takes a tumble.
Chris and I are both thankful for time off as a family. We both agree that taking time off with a one year old is tons of fun but not very relaxing. We were so excited that the Bramble Berry House is so close to the one big play area at Seabrook because we utilized it a lot too. Between the beach, the pool and the playground, Seabrook is perfect for families, ours included.