One of the best things about daylight savings is being able to do fun stuff, like going to the beach after work. Now, it gets to 4pm and the sun starts dipping and your minutes left outside are numbered.
Grace LOVES the beach. I still remember the early days when taking her to the beach was a bit of a hassle, trying to squeeze a trip in between nap and feed times.
Well, to be honest it still is a hassle. Only now there’s also fun bonuses like bringing half the beach back (with sand stuck in every nook and cranny in your car), trying to keep your kid from eating and throwing sand (impossible), oh, and also from running straight into the ocean, because they forget that tiny little important fact that THEY CAN’T BLOODY SWIM. Oh man, the scenes that ensue… There’s a lot of arms flailing about, tantrums and tears…and then there’s the hissy fit your toddler is chucking, too.
I know that these kinds of things are short-lived though. Phases that they go through. Speaking of, I’m actually really happy I documented this day. Not only because it resulted in some of my favourite ever pictures of our family, but a funny little thing I was able to capture Grace doing.
A few weeks earlier, she started ‘flying’ around the house, after seeing an illustration of a bird in one of her story books (this particular one, from Hooray for Birds by Lucy Cousins). She’d stick her arms out straight behind her, and run around the house pretending to be a bird. It was the cutest darn thing, and she happened to do it at the beach that afternoon. I realised not long after this day, that she never did it again. So I’m glad that I have these images to remember these special memories; these little quirks that change as they get older. Also because my memory is TERRIBLE, and I’d be sure to forget.
I look at these photos and I just love them SO much that I want to create a personal version of them for every family! If you want these kinds of moments documented for you and your family, hit me up! We can swap stories about how
annoying fun toddlers are!