Saturday, June 5, 2010

Beach Part III

Continuing our earlier theme of firsts... On this vacation, Will had his first swim in a pool. Which, sadly, I missed since I was at the grocery store. The second swim didn't go over so well. These pictures are Will's third trip to the backyard pool at our beach house.
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As you can see, the third time really IS the charm. Our little water bug was quite the happy swimmer.
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Luckily Will's friends brought lots of pool toys that were graciously shared. The fishing net and ball were two favorites.
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Yes, swimming beats a nap any day of the week.
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It was my first trip to the Outer Banks. But having been a prior recipient of kitschy souvenirs, I know THIS lighthouse, featured prominently on key chains and t-shirts alike, is a big deal.
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Naturally, we had to go. Even if it meant a drive that lasted more than an hour.
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Largely unimpressed with the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Will managed to find a very captivating weed while sitting in the grass. When you're 8 months old, it really is about the simple things in life.
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On the way back, we decided to pull over for a picnic on the beach and found this secluded spot to enjoy. It was just us and the pelicans.
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This 8 month old is on to something. Because the simple things - like a swim in the pool or a picnic on the beach? Fabulous.

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