Monday, June 13, 2011

First Trip to the Ocean

As soon as my last day of school (without students) was complete and Susan was off work (2pm) we headed to Baton Rouge to stay the night, pick up Hilary and head to Perdido Key.  It was a girls trip plus John.  Hilary's in-laws have a condo in Perdido Key and so we went down for a few days! It was a short trip as I started summer school on Monday, but it was way worth it! Jeff was in Germany for school so Susan and I decided to take a mini-vacation. 

John talked about the ocean the entire drive to the beach.  For some reason he said ocean instead of the beach.  Susan had been reading the beach book to him for a few weeks to get him ready and excited about the beach! John LOVED the sand.  He sat under the umbrella and just dug in the sand with him "poon" the whole time.  He was scared of the water and did not like going near it.  If I held him he was okay but did not want to get down! I guess the loud sounds and water rushing forward was a little frightening. 

Here are the pictures from the trip:

John's first official view of the ocean


Carrying his own load for the first and last time!
Toes in the sand...

Look at that belly........

I see fishy, Mommy!

Digging with my 'poon

nap time
Perfect place to nap!

Playing with Memaw

Nap time day three! 

Hilary and Susan relaxing on the beach

Trying to get John to smile and ended up with one of my favorite pictures
SIL and me
Aunt Hilary
Family Picture

The trip home was a long one. We decided to head back early that day to make it back Sunday night to see Jeff since he'd been gone for 3 weeks.  We thought we could get back early... but weather made traffic because the lights were out and then John got sick.  I think he was allergic to the fries and a few hours later he was throwing up and he hives. We got to Baton Rouge around 6:30, at dinner, and got on the road around eight.  It was a wonderful trip but just not long enough! John absolutely loved the beach.  I can't wait to go back....


  1. He's getting so big! Love all the beach photos.

  2. Love that green shirt. Looked fun at the beach... I bet John loved it!!